Wrist and finger torque sensor for the quantification of upper limb motor impairments following brain injury

Arno H.A. Stienen*, Theresa Sukal Moulton, Laura C. Miller, Jules P.A. Dewald

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Abstract

This paper details the design of the Wrist and Finger Torque Sensing module (WFTS): a lightweight, portable device that measures isometric wrist and finger flexion and extension joint torques. The WFTS can be used in combination with rehabilitation robots such as the ACT-3D, with isometric measurement stations, or as a stand-alone device. Because many robotic devices are limited in that they involve the hand in isolation, the WFTS is designed to investigate abnormal joint torque coupling at the paretic wrist and fingers in individuals with adult-onset stroke or childhood hemiplegia during 3D arm movements or isometric generation of shoulder and elbow torques. In short, the versatility of the WFTS allows for a variety of applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2011 - Rehab Week Zurich 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2 2011
EventRehab Week Zurich 2011 - 2011 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2011 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: Jun 27 2011Jul 1 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
ISSN (Print)1945-7898
ISSN (Electronic)1945-7901

Other

OtherRehab Week Zurich 2011 - 2011 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2011
CountrySwitzerland
CityZurich
Period6/27/117/1/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Rehabilitation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Stienen, A. H. A., Moulton, T. S., Miller, L. C., & Dewald, J. P. A. (2011). Wrist and finger torque sensor for the quantification of upper limb motor impairments following brain injury. In 2011 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2011 - Rehab Week Zurich 2011 [5975464] (IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICORR.2011.5975464