[ARTICLE] Review of Exoskeleton Hand Exercisers for Paralyzed patient (PDF Download Available)

Abstract
Nowadays stroke is the leading cause of disability. Ischemia or haemorrhage in the brain may be counted among the main reasons of cerebro vascular accident which ultimately results in stroke. In the case of stroke victims, it is widely accepted that natural recovery accounts for the motor as well as functional restoration taking place in the first months following the stroke incident. Latest evidence has shown that further development can be achieved if neural organisation is made to order. Incompletely damaged neural pathways can be reinstituted with neurons not normally occupied in an activity can be engaged. There has been a lot of work on power-assisted device therapy and as a result, there is increasingly wide and diverse range of systems. There are variety of actuation methods and control strategies and they are targeted at different disabilities. This review explores the art in rehabilitation exoskeletons for the upper arm and hand. Our view regarding future directions in the area of Rehabilitation Exoskeleton hand.
Figure

Figure 3: ARMin. The image depicts the semi-exoskeleton structure. (Mihelj et.al. 2006

Figure

Figure 2: The first version of the VPL Data Glove Burdea & Coiffet, 1994.

Figure

Figure 4: WOTAS. (A subject wearing the exoskeleton)

Continue —> Review of Exoskeleton Hand Exercisers for Paralyzed patient (PDF Download Available)

Advertisements

, , , , , ,

  1. Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: