Development and evaluation of a haptic-based upper-limb orthosis for rehabilitation

Nathan WAN, Kevin HUNG, Ho-Yuen CHEUNG, Rongle LIANG, Carlin CHU, Sheung-On CHOY, Douglas NG, Hung Kay Daniel CHOW

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Abstract

Traditional resistance band and weight training exercises are widely used for rehabilitation. In the recent years, exergames have been suggested as alternative approaches for physical activity intervention, and were found to be potential tool for rehabilitation. This paper presents the development and evaluation of an affordable and programmable upper-limb orthosis subsystem for rehabilitation training. It is haptic-based, and makes use of wearable electromagnetic brakes to provide passive resistance force. The system will be used to investigate the relationship between body movements, energy expenditure, and muscle activities during exercises, particularly exergame interventions. Copyright © 2017 by IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2017 5th International Conference on Instrumentation, Communications, Information Technology, and Biomedical Engineering (ICICI-BME)
Place of PublicationDanvers, MA
PublisherIEEE
Pages131-136
ISBN (Print)9781538634554
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Citation

Wan, N., Hung, K., Cheung, H.-Y., Liang, R., Chu, C., Choy, S.-O., . . . Chow, D. H. K. (2018). Development and evaluation of a haptic-based upper-limb orthosis for rehabilitation. In Proceedings of 2017 5th International Conference on Instrumentation, Communications, Information Technology, and Biomedical Engineering (ICICI-BME) (pp. 131-136). Danvers, MA: IEEE.

Keywords

  • Wearable system
  • Exergames
  • Rehabilitation
  • Haptic
  • Muscle activities
  • Energy expenditure

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