The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Mechanical design of an affordable adaptive gravity balanced orthosis for upper limb stroke rehabilitation

Mechanical design of an affordable adaptive gravity balanced orthosis for upper limb stroke rehabilitation
Mechanical design of an affordable adaptive gravity balanced orthosis for upper limb stroke rehabilitation
In this paper a novel design of non-powered orthosis for stroke rehabilitation is reported. Designed for home based use, it is the first low-cost, passive design to incorporate an assistive level that can be adaptively varied within a closed-loop control scheme. This allows the device to be integrated with a dual robotic and electrical stimulation control scheme, to thereby enable full exploitation of the motor relearning principles which underpin both robotic therapy and Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) based stroke rehabilitation. This embeds the potential for more effective treatment. The paper focuses on the mechanical design of the non-powered orthosis, providing detailed design and dynamics analysis and evaluation.
Cannella, G.
6643b166-ec92-4610-8b47-580f00b8828c
Laila, D.S.
41aa5cf9-3ec2-4fdf-970d-a0a349bfd90c
Freeman, C. T.
ccdd1272-cdc7-43fb-a1bb-b1ef0bdf5815
Cannella, G.
6643b166-ec92-4610-8b47-580f00b8828c
Laila, D.S.
41aa5cf9-3ec2-4fdf-970d-a0a349bfd90c
Freeman, C. T.
ccdd1272-cdc7-43fb-a1bb-b1ef0bdf5815

Cannella, G., Laila, D.S. and Freeman, C. T. (2015) Mechanical design of an affordable adaptive gravity balanced orthosis for upper limb stroke rehabilitation. Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines, An International Journal. (doi:10.1080/15397734.2015.1054513).

Record type: Article

Abstract

In this paper a novel design of non-powered orthosis for stroke rehabilitation is reported. Designed for home based use, it is the first low-cost, passive design to incorporate an assistive level that can be adaptively varied within a closed-loop control scheme. This allows the device to be integrated with a dual robotic and electrical stimulation control scheme, to thereby enable full exploitation of the motor relearning principles which underpin both robotic therapy and Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) based stroke rehabilitation. This embeds the potential for more effective treatment. The paper focuses on the mechanical design of the non-powered orthosis, providing detailed design and dynamics analysis and evaluation.

PDF
CANNELLA_Giuseppe_MUSME_2014.pdf - Author's Original
Restricted to Registered users only
Download (2MB)
Request a copy
PDF
Cannella_Mechanics.pdf - Accepted Manuscript
Download (1MB)

More information

Accepted/In Press date: 20 May 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 14 June 2015
Organisations: Mechatronics, EEE

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 376692
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/376692
PURE UUID: 21152003-4125-4b92-8031-1f1aee9ed779

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 30 Apr 2015 16:00
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 21:07

Export record

Altmetrics

Contributors

Author: G. Cannella
Author: D.S. Laila
Author: C. T. Freeman

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×