A finger exoskeleton for rehabilitation and brain image study

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Abstract

This paper introduces the design, fabrication and evaluation of the second generation prototype of a magnetic resonance compatible finger rehabilitation robot. It can not only be used as a finger rehabilitation training tool after a stroke, but also to study the brain's recovery process during the rehabilitation therapy (ReT). The mechanical design of the current generation has overcome the disadvantage in the previous version[13], which can't provide precise finger trajectories during flexion and extension motion varying with different finger joints' torques. In addition, in order to study the brain activation under different training strategies, three control modes have been developed, compared to only one control mode in the last prototype. The current prototype, like the last version, uses an ultrasonic motor as its actuator to enable the patient to do extension and flexion rehabilitation exercises in two degrees of freedom (DOF) for each finger. Finally, experiments have been carried out to evaluate the performances of this device.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 31
Event2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2013 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 2013 Jun 242013 Jun 26

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
ISSN (Print)1945-7898
ISSN (Electronic)1945-7901

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period13/6/2413/6/26

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Keywords

  • MRI compatible
  • brain image
  • finger rehabilitation
  • ultrasonic motor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Rehabilitation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Tang, Z., Sugano, S., & Iwata, H. (2013). A finger exoskeleton for rehabilitation and brain image study. In 2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2013 [6650446] (IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICORR.2013.6650446