On the design of ergonomic wearable robotic devices for motion assistance and rehabilitation

Azzurra Chiri, Marco Cempini, Stefano Marco Maria De Rossi, Tommaso Lenzi, Francesco Giovacchini, Nicola Vitiello, Maria Chiara Carrozza

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Abstract

The appropriate ergonomic design of a wearable robotic device is critical for the effectiveness of the device itself. In this paper we identified two key requirements for a structural ergonomics: the correct kinematic compatibility with the human limb and a comfortable and adaptable physical human-robot interface. We then show how the aforementioned requirements have been faced and implemented in the mechanical design of two wearable devices for elbow and hand rehabilitation, both developed at The BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant' Anna.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Pages6124-6127
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2012Sep 1 2012

Other

Other34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/28/129/1/12

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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Chiri, A., Cempini, M., De Rossi, S. M. M., Lenzi, T., Giovacchini, F., Vitiello, N., & Carrozza, M. C. (2012). On the design of ergonomic wearable robotic devices for motion assistance and rehabilitation. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS (pp. 6124-6127). [6347391] https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2012.6347391