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Soft Robotic Haptic Interface with Variable Stiffness for Rehabilitation of Neurologically Impaired Hand Function


Abstract The human hand comprises complex sensorimotor functions that can be impaired by neurological diseases and traumatic injuries. Effective rehabilitation can bring the impaired hand back to a functional state because of the plasticity of the central nervous system to relearn and remodel the lost synapses in the brain. Current rehabilitation therapies focus on strengthening motor skills, such as grasping, employ multiple objects of varying stiffness so that affected persons can experience a wide range of strength training. These devices have limited range of stiffness due to the rigid mechanisms employed in their variable stiffness actuators. This paper presents a novel soft robotic haptic device for neuromuscular rehabilitation of the hand, wh... (more)
Created Date 2017-12-20
Contributor Sebastian, Frederick (ASU author) / Fu, Qiushi (ASU author) / Santello, Marco (ASU author) / Polygerinos, Panagiotis (ASU author) / Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering / School of Biomedical and Health Systems Engineering / Neural Control of Movement Laboratory
Series FRONTIERS IN ROBOTICS AND AI
Type Text
Extent 9 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.3389/frobt.2017.00069 / ISSN: 2296-9144
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Citation Sebastian, F., Fu, Q., Santello, M., & Polygerinos, P. (2017). Soft Robotic Haptic Interface with Variable Stiffness for Rehabilitation of Neurologically Impaired Hand Function. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 4. doi:10.3389/frobt.2017.00069
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