A Conceptual Project of a Device for Human Wrist Functional Rehabilitation
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Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Mechatronics and Theory of Mechanisms, ul. Łukasiewicza 7/9, 50-371 Wrocław, Poland
Online publication date: 2016-12-08
Publication date: 2016-12-01
International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering 2016;21(4):923-932
In the paper, the problems of devices supporting functional rehabilitation of a human wrist were addressed. A literature review and a description of selected devices together with an indication of their advantages and disadvantages were conducted. The biomechanical structure of a human wrist was analyzed. On this basis and after taking into consideration ranges of motion of the selected joints the concept of a new mechanism was developed. A 3D model of the device was built in the Autodesk Inventor system. For the purpose of simulations another model was developed in the MSC Adams system. Issues of drives and sensors selection, as well as requirements for the control system, were examined.
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