A novel hardware approach to integrating active and passive rehabilitation in a single exoskeleton

Authors: Manna, S.K. and Dubey, V.N.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/31163/

Start date: 1 March 2018

The proposed exoskeleton is based on the elbow joint where patients can have active and passive rehabilitation in a single structure without changing its configuration. The structural formation of the exoskeleton has been designed in such a way that it offers two working regions namely; actuator based active rehabilitation in the first phase and passive rehabilitation in the second phase. The solution for integrating these two phases has been implemented using an innovative passive locking mechanism which uses a spring-based system for transformation.

The stiffness of the spring is utilized to switch between active and passive rehabilitation regions. Besides this there are some other advantages this exoskeleton offers such as reduction of the actuation torque as well as ease of control. The paper is divided into three parts: the first part describes the existing designs, the second part gives an overview of the developed mechanism with structural description and the last part provides the solution with technical specification.

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Authors: Manna, S.K. and Dubey, V.N.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/31163/

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=8328659

Journal: ISMR

Pages: 1-6

Publisher: IEEE

ISBN: 978-1-5386-2512-5

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Authors: Manna, S.K. and Dubey, V.N.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/31163/

Journal: 2018 International Symposium on Medical Robotics, ISMR 2018

Volume: 2018-January

Pages: 1-6

ISBN: 9781538625125

DOI: 10.1109/ISMR.2018.8333295

© 2018 IEEE. The proposed exoskeleton is based on the elbow joint where patients can have active and passive rehabilitation in a single structure without changing its configuration. The structural formation of the exoskeleton has been designed in such a way that it offers two working regions namely; actuator based active rehabilitation in the first phase and passive rehabilitation in the second phase. The solution for integrating these two phases has been implemented using an innovative passive locking mechanism which uses a spring-based system for transformation. The stiffness of the spring is utilized to switch between active and passive rehabilitation regions. Besides this there are some other advantages this exoskeleton offers such as reduction of the actuation torque as well as ease of control. The paper is divided into three parts: The first part describes the existing designs, the second part gives an overview of the developed mechanism with structural description and the last part provides the solution with technical specification.

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Authors: Manna, S.K., Dubey, V.N. and IEEE

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/31163/

Journal: 2018 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MEDICAL ROBOTICS (ISMR)

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