Wearable finger exoskeleton using flexible actuator for rehabilitation

Simon Lemerle, Satoshi Fukushima, Yuki Saito, Takahiro Nozaki, Kouhei Ohnishi

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Abstract

This paper proposes a new design of a one actuated degree of freedom wearable finger exoskeleton for rehabilitation. The purpose of this device is to assist patients during their rehabilitation process, after neurological trauma such as a stroke. To increase the wearability and adaptability of this system, a flexible actuator, using wire mechanism, has been integrated. Moreover, 3D printers have been used to get a device as light as possible. Position and force control have been implemented. Some tests have been conducted to verify the wearability and the adaptability of the proposed system. Furthermore, measurements to get the range of motion of the rotational movement around the metacarpophalangeal joint, which is actuated, have been conducted. The maximum range of motion of this device is high enough to be considered for using it in rehabilitation process and small enough to ensure the safety of the patient. Moreover, position control and force control can be achieved in limited angular and force range.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages244-249
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509045389
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 6
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2017 - Gippsland, Australia
Duration: 2017 Feb 132017 Feb 15

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2017
CountryAustralia
CityGippsland
Period17/2/1317/2/15

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Rehabilitation
Patient rehabilitation
Actuator
Position Control
Actuators
Force Control
Force control
Position control
Adaptability
3D printers
Range of data
Motion
Degrees of freedom (mechanics)
Stroke
Safety
Degree of freedom
Wire
Verify
Exoskeleton (Robotics)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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Lemerle, S., Fukushima, S., Saito, Y., Nozaki, T., & Ohnishi, K. (2017). Wearable finger exoskeleton using flexible actuator for rehabilitation. In Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2017 (pp. 244-249). [7921111] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMECH.2017.7921111

Wearable finger exoskeleton using flexible actuator for rehabilitation. / Lemerle, Simon; Fukushima, Satoshi; Saito, Yuki; Nozaki, Takahiro; Ohnishi, Kouhei.

Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. p. 244-249 7921111.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Lemerle, S, Fukushima, S, Saito, Y, Nozaki, T & Ohnishi, K 2017, Wearable finger exoskeleton using flexible actuator for rehabilitation. in Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2017., 7921111, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 244-249, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2017, Gippsland, Australia, 17/2/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMECH.2017.7921111
Lemerle S, Fukushima S, Saito Y, Nozaki T, Ohnishi K. Wearable finger exoskeleton using flexible actuator for rehabilitation. In Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. p. 244-249. 7921111 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMECH.2017.7921111
Lemerle, Simon ; Fukushima, Satoshi ; Saito, Yuki ; Nozaki, Takahiro ; Ohnishi, Kouhei. / Wearable finger exoskeleton using flexible actuator for rehabilitation. Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. pp. 244-249
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