An actuated finger exoskeleton for hand rehabilitation following stroke

T. T. Worsnopp, M. A. Peshkin, J. E. Colgate, D. G. Kamper

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Abstract

Chronic hand impairment is common following stroke. While mass practice of movement has shown promise for rehabilitation, initial impairment of the hand may be too severe to permit even approximations of the desired movement. To facilitate movement, especially of pinch, we are building an exoskeleton to permit independent actuation of each of the three joints of the index finger. Separate actuators are used for flexion and extension, with closed-loop control of either force or position. In the future, a companion thumb exoskeleton will be developed to permit coordinated performance of pinch. This system will be used to assess strategies for optimizing rehabilitation of pinch and reach-to-pinch following stroke. The design of the actuated index finger exoskeleton is presented here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07
Pages896-901
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07 - Noordwijk, Netherlands
Duration: Jun 12 2007Jun 15 2007

Publication series

Name2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07

Other

Other2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07
CountryNetherlands
CityNoordwijk
Period6/12/076/15/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Worsnopp, T. T., Peshkin, M. A., Colgate, J. E., & Kamper, D. G. (2007). An actuated finger exoskeleton for hand rehabilitation following stroke. In 2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07 (pp. 896-901). [4428530] (2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICORR.2007.4428530