Design of a Hand Exoskeleton Rehabilitation Device

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As stroke is one of the most morbidity disease, some rehabilitation devices has been developed to solve the problem, but there isn’t maturation in hand. This paper presents a new hand exoskeleton rehabilitation device to improve the result of rehabilitation and help doctors to perfect theory about hand rehabilitation. We set 8 DOF in this three fingers device, with 2 active DOF and 1 coupled DOF in index or middle finger, 1 active DOF and 1 passive DOF in thumb. The 5 active DOF is driven by motors. The transmission consists of screw nut and multi-link mechanism. We control the device through a typical secondary control system. As this device is designed to help patients not only regain the range of flexion/extension but also complete some typical simple grasping movements. To substantiate the feasibility, an experiment has been carried out. Finally, Suggestions for improvement are given.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 328-330)

Edited by:

Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang and Zichen Chen

Pages:

1778-1783

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.328-330.1778

Citation:

Q. Bi and C. J. Yang, "Design of a Hand Exoskeleton Rehabilitation Device", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 328-330, pp. 1778-1783, 2011

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September 2011

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