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Single degree-of-freedom exoskeleton mechanism design for finger rehabilitation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22275628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper presents the kinematic design of a single degree-of-freedom exoskeleton mechanism: a planar eight-bar mechanism for finger curling. The mechanism is part of a finger-thumb robotic device for hand therapy that will allow users to practice key pinch grip and finger-thumb opposition, allowing discrete control inputs for playing notes on a musical gaming interface. This approach uses the mechanism to generate the desired grasping trajectory rather than actuating the joints of the fingers and thumb independently. In addition, the mechanism is confined to the back of the hand, so as to allow sensory input into the palm of the hand, minimal size and apparent inertia, and the possibility of placing multiple mechanisms side-by-side to allow control of individual fingers.
Eric T Wolbrecht; David J Reinkensmeyer; Alba Perez-Gracia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics : [proceedings]     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  1945-7901     ISO Abbreviation:  IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-25     Completed Date:  2012-07-19     Revised Date:  2014-03-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101260913     Medline TA:  IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5975427     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 IEEE
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MeSH Terms
Biomechanical Phenomena
Fingers / physiology*
Hand / physiology
Hand Strength / physiology
Models, Theoretical
Grant Support

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