Wrist rehabilitation exoskeleton robot based on pneumatic soft actuators

Al-Fahaam, H, Davis, ST and Nefti-Meziani, S 2017, Wrist rehabilitation exoskeleton robot based on pneumatic soft actuators , in: International Conference for Students on Applied Engineering (ICSAE),, 20-21 Oct. 2016, Newcastle UK.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to describe the design of a soft, wearable splint for wrist joint rehabilitation, based on pneumatic soft actuators. The extensor bending and the contraction types of pneumatic soft actuators have been adopted in this study. These actuators are shown to be appropriate by examining their characteristics. The main contributions of this study are developing a safe, lightweight, soft and small actuator for direct human interaction, designing a novel single portable wearable soft robot capable of performing all wrist rehabilitation movements, and using low-cost materials to create the device. Three modes of rehabilitation exercises in the exoskeleton are involved: Flexion/Extension, Radial/Ulnar deviation, and circular movements.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: Proceeding of International Conference for Students on Applied Engineering (ICSAE),
Publisher: IEEE
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Depositing User: ST Davis
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 10:29
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2017 17:20
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/42634

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