publication . Thesis . 2011

Design, implementation and control of rehabilitation robots for upper and lower limbs

Ergin, Alper Mehmet;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Country: Turkey
Abstract
We present two novel rehabilitation robots for stroke patients. For lower limb stroke rehabilitation, we present a novel self-aligning exoskeleton for the knee joint. The primal novelty of the design originates from its kinematic structure that allows translational movements of the knee joint on the sagittal plane along with the knee rotation. Automatically adjusting its joint axes, the exoskeleton enables a perfect match between human joint axes and the device axes. Thanks to this feature, the knee exoskeleton is not only capable of guaranteeing ergonomy and comfort throughout the therapy, but also extends the usable range of motion for the knee joint. Moreover...
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free text keywords: TJ163.12 Mechatronics
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