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A multi-functional rehabilitation device to assist forearm/wrist and grasp therapies

Ertaş, Hakan İsmail and Patoğlu, Volkan (2010) A multi-functional rehabilitation device to assist forearm/wrist and grasp therapies. In: EuroHaptics International Conference on Generating and Perceiving Tangible Sensations, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14075-4_41

Abstract

We present a novel rehabilitation device for forearm/wrist and grasp therapy of a neurologically injured human arm and hand. Emphasizing the importance of coordinated movements of the wrist and hand while performing activities of daily living (ADL) tasks, the device is designed to assist abduction/adduction and palmar/dorsal flexion of the wrist and pronation/supination of the forearm, concurrently with grasping and releasing movements of hand. Thanks to its modular, interchangeable end-effectors, the device supports ADL exercises, such as door opening. It can also be used as a measurement device, to characterize the range of motion and the isometric strength of the injured forearm/wrist and hand. Usability studies have been conducted and accuracy of the measurements provided with the device has been characterized.

Item Type:Papers in Conference Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords:rehabilitation robotics; wrist therapy; hand grasp; virtual reality
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science
ID Code:14668
Deposited By:Volkan Patoğlu
Deposited On:04 Oct 2010 15:39
Last Modified:26 Nov 2010 14:45

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