Rehabilitation robotics: A wearable exo-skeleton for tremor assessment and suppression

E. Rocon*, A. F. Ruiz, Jose L Pons, J. M. Belda-Lois, J. J. Sánchez-Lacuesta

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Abstract

There is a need for wearable powered upper limb exoskeletons able to apply forces to the upper limb for use by people with disabilities and/or limb weakness or injury. The robotic exoskeleton called WOTAS (Wearable Orthosis for Tremor Assessment and Suppression) presented in this paper will provide a means of testing non-grounded control strategies in order to help these people. For instance, biomechanical loading, in particular, viscous loading of the upper limb has been proposed in the literature as a means for suppressing pathologic tremor. This article describes in detail the general concept for WOTAS, outlining the special features of the design and selection of system components.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Pages2271-2276
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Apr 18 2005Apr 22 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume2005
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

Other2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period4/18/054/22/05

Keywords

  • HRI
  • Impedance control
  • Rehabilitation robotics
  • Tremor suppression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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