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Rehabilitation strategy for post-stroke recovery using an innovative elbow exoskeleton.

Manna, S.K. and Dubey, V. N., 2019. Rehabilitation strategy for post-stroke recovery using an innovative elbow exoskeleton. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 233 (6), 668-680.

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DOI: 10.1177/0954411919847058

Abstract

Intensive and adaptive rehabilitation therapy is beneficial for post-stroke recovery. Three modes of rehabilitation are generally performed at different stages after stroke: external force-based control in the acute stage, assistive force-based rehabilitation in the midway of recovery and resistive force-based rehabilitation in the last stage. To achieve the above requirements, an innovative elbow exoskeleton has been developed to incorporate the three modes of rehabilitation in a single structure. The structure of the exoskeleton has been designed in such a way that the whole working region is divided into three where each region can provide a different mode of rehabilitation. Recovery rate can be varied for individuals since it depends on various parameters. To evaluate the rate of recovery, three joint parameters have been identified: range of angular movement, angular velocity and joint torque. These parameters are incorporated into the framework of planning a novel rehabilitation strategy, which is discussed in this article along with the structural description of the designed exoskeleton.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0954-4119
Uncontrolled Keywords:Rehabilitation devices; exoskeleton; mechanical design; mechanism design; post-stroke recovery
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:32237
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:07 May 2019 08:09
Last Modified:24 Jun 2019 13:04

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