Kinematics-based strategy for the design of a pediatric hand exoskeleton prototype

Matteo Bianchi, Nicola Secciani, Alessandro Ridolfi, Federica Vannetti, Guido Pasquini

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The number of scientific researches focusing on designing assistive or rehabilitative robotics devices has remarkably increased with respect to just a few decades ago. However, when it comes to developing such devices for children, literature becomes poor. This paper presents the work carried out by the researchers of the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Florence in order to design and develop an assistive hand exoskeleton for a child. The results of a preliminary ergonomics test are also given at the end of the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanisms and Machine Science
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

Publication series

NameMechanisms and Machine Science
ISSN (Print)2211-0984
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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