Kinematics and design of a portable and wearable exoskeleton for hand rehabilitation

Marco Cempini, Stefano Marco Maria De Rossi, Tommaso Lenzi, Mario Cortese, Francesco Giovacchini, Nicola Vitiello, Maria Chiara Carrozza

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Abstract

We present the kinematic design and actuation mechanics of a wearable exoskeleton for hand rehabilitation of post-stroke. Our design method is focused on achieving maximum safety, comfort and reliability in the interaction, and allowing different users to wear the device with no manual regulations. In particular, we propose a kinematic and actuation solution for the index finger flexion/extension, which leaves full movement freedom on the abduction-adduction plane. This paper presents a detailed kineto-static analysis of the system and a first prototype of the device.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2013 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2013Jun 26 2013

Other

Other2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period6/24/136/26/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Rehabilitation
  • Medicine(all)

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