Wearable finger exoskeleton using flexible actuator for rehabilitation

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

研究成果: Conference contribution

4 被引用数 (Scopus)


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.

ホスト出版物のタイトルProceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2017
出版社Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
出版ステータスPublished - 2017 5 6
イベント2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2017 - Gippsland, Australia
継続期間: 2017 2 132017 2 15


Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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