Ali Utku Pehlivan

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Robotic rehabilitation has gained significant traction in recent years, due to the clinical demonstration of its efficacy in restoring function for upper extremity movements and locomotor skills, demonstrated primarily in stroke populations. In this paper, we present the design of MAHI Exo II, a robotic exoskeleton for the rehabilitation of upper extremity(More)
CASE REPORT A 28-year-old woman, with incomplete spinal cord injury at the C2 level, classified as American Spinal Injury Impairment Scale C (AIS), participated in a robotic rehabilitation program 29 months after injury. Robotic training was provided to both upper extremities using the MAHI Exo-II, an exoskeleton device designed for rehabilitation of the(More)
SUMMARY Robotic devices are well-suited to provide high intensity upper limb therapy in order to induce plasticity and facilitate recovery from brain and spinal cord injury. In order to realise gains in functional independence, devices that target the distal joints of the arm are necessary. Further, the robotic device must exhibit key dynamic properties(More)
Robotic rehabilitation is an effective platform for sensorimotor training after neurological injuries. In this paper, an adaptive controller is developed and implemented for the RiceWrist, a serial-in-parallel robot mechanism for upper extremity robotic rehabilitation. The model-based adaptive controller implementation requires a closed form dynamic model,(More)
Stroke is one of the leading causes of long-term disability today; therefore, many research efforts are focused on designing maximally effective and efficient treatment methods. In particular, robotic stroke rehabilitation has received significant attention for upper-limb therapy due to its ability to provide high-intensity repetitive movement therapy with(More)
Regaining upper extremity function is the primary concern of persons with tetraplegia caused by spinal cord injury (SCI). Robotic rehabilitation has been inadequately tested and underutilized in rehabilitation of the upper extremity in the SCI population. Given the acceptance of robotic training in stroke rehabilitation and SCI gait training, coupled with(More)
Rehabilitation of the distal joints of the upper extremities is crucial to restore the ability to perform activities of daily living to patients with neurological lesions resulting from stroke or spinal cord injury. Robotic rehabilitation has been identified as a promising new solution, however, much of the existing technology in this field is focused on(More)
Robotic rehabilitation of the upper limb following neurological injury is most successful when subjects are engaged in the rehabilitation protocol. Developing assistive control strategies that maximize subject participation is accordingly an active area of research, with aims to promote neural plasticity and, in turn, increase the potential for recovery of(More)
Robotic rehabilitation of individuals with neurological lesions from stroke or spinal cord injuries is promising in that robots can provide intensive therapy and enable quantitative and objective assessment of motor impairment. Robotic devices for the upper extremity have primarily focused on the proximal joints, with only a few devices designed(More)