Exoskeleton Device for Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients Using SEMG during Isometric Contraction

Kumar, Neelesh and Singh, D.P. and Pankaj, Dinesh and Soni, Sanjeev and Kumar, Amod (2011) Exoskeleton Device for Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients Using SEMG during Isometric Contraction. Advanced Materials Research, 403-8 . pp. 2033-2038. ISSN 1022-6680

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Robots are becoming more interactive and assisting to human beings day by day. They are serving humanity in the fields of industry, defense and medicine. Exoskeletons are also devices that reside in category of wearable robotics. An exoskeleton is an external structural mechanism with joints and links corresponding to those of the human body. With applications in rehabilitation medicine and virtual reality simulation, exoskeletons offer benefits for both disabled and healthy populations. Exoskeletons can be used as a capability magnifier or assisting device. This paper presents a proposed design for smart active exoskeleton for lower limbs. This proposed exoskeleton design not only assist a person but also tries to improve its GAIT. The twin wearable legs are powered by Actuators, all controlled by a microprocessor. The simulation results of the control mechanism shows its smart capabilities. In addition, the processor based control produces a more natural muscle like activity and as such can be considered a soft and bio-mimetic actuation system. This capacity to “replicate” the function of natural muscle and inherent safety is extremely important when working in close proximity to humans. The integration of the components sections and testing of the performance will also be considered to show how the structure and actuators can be combined to produce the various systems needed for a highly flexible/low weight clinically viable rehabilitation exoskeleton.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Actuator; Exoskeleton; Lower Limb; Prosthetic; Rehabilitation
Subjects: CSIO > Medical Instrumentation
Divisions: Medical Instrumentation
Depositing User: Ms. J Shrivastav
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2013 06:37
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2013 06:37
URI: http://csioir.csio.res.in/id/eprint/326

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