Accession Number:

ADA411617

Title:

A Robot for Wrist Rehabilitation

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2001-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

In 1991, a novel robot named MIT-MANUS was introduced as a test bed to study the potential of using robots to assist in and quantify the neuro-rehabilitation of motor function. It proved an excellent fit for the rehabilitation of shoulder and elbow of stroke patients with results in clinical trials showing a reduction of impairment in these joints. The greater reduction in impairment was limited to the group of muscles exercised. This suggests a need for additional robots to rehabilitate other degrees of freedom. This paper outlines the mechanical design of a robot for wrist rehabilitation.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE