Model based design of finger exoskeleton for post stroke rehabilitation using a slotted link cam with lead screw mechanism

Mohd Nor Azmi Bin Ab Patar, Takashi Komeda, Jamaluddin Mahmud, Cheng Yee Low

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Abstract

Post stroke rehabilitation consumes a huge amount of health care resources in terms of costs related to hospital and home assistance. Recently, robot-assisted rehabilitation has been adapted to support physiotherapists in providing high-intensity and repetitive rehabilitation sessions. It has been observed that robotics offers an objective and reliable instrumented tool to monitor patient’s progress and accurately assess their motor function. Each finger is attached to an instrumented mechanism which allowing force control and a mostly linear displacement. This paper presents a novel finger rehabilitation approach for acute paralyzed stroke survivors using a wearable robotic interface for hand motor function recovery. The device designed based on biomechanics measurements, able to assist the subject in opening and closing movements. It capable to adapt with various hand shapes and finger sizes. Main features of the interface include a differential system, and a lead screw mechanism which allows independent movement of the five fingers with actuators. The device is safe, easily transportable, and offers multiple training possibilities. The prototype deployment was carried out to determine the requirements for a finger rehabilitation device, the design and characterization of the complete system. Offering ease of use and affordability, the device has great potential to be deployed for individualized rehabilitation session for patients who have to undergo therapy in their home.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages95-103
Number of pages9
Volume349
ISBN (Print)9783662471999
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Conference on Industrial Engineering, Management Science and Applications, ICIMSA 2015 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2015 May 262015 May 28

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume349
ISSN (Print)18761100
ISSN (Electronic)18761119

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Industrial Engineering, Management Science and Applications, ICIMSA 2015
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period15/5/2615/5/28

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  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Bin Ab Patar, M. N. A., Komeda, T., Mahmud, J., & Low, C. Y. (2015). Model based design of finger exoskeleton for post stroke rehabilitation using a slotted link cam with lead screw mechanism. In Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (Vol. 349, pp. 95-103). (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering; Vol. 349). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-47200-2_11