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Development of a rehabilitation robot for hand and wrist rehabilitation training

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posted on 04.04.2016 by Chunbao Wang, Zhijiang Lu, Yulong Wang, Mengjie Li, Lihong Duan, Yajing Shen, Jianjun Wei, Qing Shi, Massimiliano Zecca, Weiguang Li, Zhengzhi Wu
Up to now, the number of hemiplegia rehabilitation devices is increasing quickly along with hemiplegic patients'. But most of hand rehabilitation training just limit to the fingers flexible training of patients' affected hand. They not only ignore the importance of functional training of hand, but also wrist cooperative training during rehabilitation process. In our new research, we proposed a novel hand and wrist rehabilitation robot to achieve grasp functional training of hand except thumb and intorsion/extorsion and dorsiflexion/plantar flexion of wrist, which provides a creative hand rehabilitation way for hemiplegic patients. In this paper, we will introduce the detail design of the robot. It mainly includes two rehabilitation units - wrist rehabilitation unit and hand rehabilitation unit, which can realize separate motion or cooperate motion of hand and wrist based on patients' willingness. What's more, the torque sensor unit is purposely designed to detect feedback torque of related motion instead of available ones in the market, which makes the whole mechanical structure more compact. In a word, this novel hand and wrist rehabilitation robot will have a promising prospect.


This work is partially supported by Nansha Scientific Research Project #2014CX07 ; Project on the Integration of Industry, Education and Research of Guangdong Province # 2012B091100311; Clinical Doctor-Basic Scientist Combination Foundation of Shenzhen Second People's Hospital. 2015 public interest research and capacity building projects, Science and Technology Department of Guangdong, #2014A020221004 and #2014A020215004; National Foundation, National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program) #2014AA020907; Guang xi key scientific and technological project # 1598013-12.



  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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2015 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, ICIA 2015 - In conjunction with 2015 IEEE International Conference on Automation and Logistics


106 - 111


WANG, C. ... et al, 2015. Development of a rehabilitation robot for hand and wrist rehabilitation training. IN: Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, ICIA 2015, 8th-10th August 2015, Lijiang, China, pp. 106 - 111.




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