Irfan Hussain

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This letter presents the Soft-SixthFinger, a wearable robotic extra-finger designed to be used by chronic stroke patients to compensate for the missing hand function of their paretic limb. The extra-finger is an underactuated modular structure worn on the paretic forearm by means of an elastic band. The device and the paretic hand/arm act like the two parts(More)
The wearable electronics business has powered over $14 billion in 2014 and it is estimated to power over $70 billion by 2024. However, commercially-available wearable devices still provide very limited haptic feedback, mainly focusing on vibrotactile sensations. Towards a more realistic feeling of interacting with virtual and remote objects, we propose a(More)
This paper presents a wearable robotic extra finger used by chronic stroke patients to compensate for the missing hand functions of the paretic limb. The extra finger is worn on the paretic forearm by means of an elastic band, and it is coupled with a vibrotactile ring interface worn on the healthy hand. The robotic finger and the paretic hand act like the(More)
Robotic prosthesis are usually intended as artificial device extensions replacing a missing part of a human body. A new approach regarding robotic limbs is presented here. A modular robot is used not only for replacing a missing part of the body but also as an extra-limb in order to enhance manipulation dexterity and enlarge the workspace of human beings.(More)
Wearable robots have been mostly designed as exoskeletons, with segments and joints corresponding to those of the person they are coupled with. Exoskeletons are mainly employed to augment human body force and precision capabilities, or for rehabilitation purposes. More recently, new wearable robots resembling additional robotic limbs have been developed(More)
Tuberculosis of breast is a rare disease which is difficult to differentiate from carcinoma of breast. The involvement of breast can be primary or secondary to some focus in body. A case of secondary tuberculosis of right breast in a 21-year-old female from Kashmir, India, is being reported. Presentation was as a painless discharging sinus of right breast.(More)
A novel solution to compensate hand grasping abilities is proposed for chronic stroke patients. The goal is to provide the patients with a wearable robotic extra-finger that can be worn on the paretic forearm by means of an elastic band. The proposed prototype, the Robotic Sixth Finger, is a modular articulated device that can adapt its structure to the(More)
In this demo, we present two possible control interfaces for a robotic extra-finger called the Robotic Sixth Finger. One interface is an instrumented glove able to measure the human hand posture. The aim is the integration of the motion of robotic finger with that of the human hand so to achieve complex manipulation skills. The second interface is a ring(More)
In this paper, we propose a novel electromyographic (EMG) control interface to control motion and joints compliance of a supernumerary robotic finger. The supernumerary robotic fingers are a recently introduced class of wearable robotics that provides users additional robotic limbs in order to compensate or augment the existing abilities of natural limbs(More)