Developing a whole-arm exoskeleton robot with hand opening and closing mechanism for upper limb stroke rehabilitation

@article{Ren2009DevelopingAW,
  title={Developing a whole-arm exoskeleton robot with hand opening and closing mechanism for upper limb stroke rehabilitation},
  author={Yupeng Ren and Hyung-Soon Park and Li-Qun Zhang},
  journal={2009 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics},
  year={2009},
  pages={761-765}
}
There is a lack of enough attention to the patients' hand posture. When robots implement assistive training, patients are often asked to grip a handle tightly, which may induce strong hand muscle contractions with the hand at an abnormal posture. If we ignore proper control of the muscle tension of subject's hand, the flexibility of hand/fingers may decrease and the robot training may potentially cause abnormal muscle tone. On the other hand, since the patient's fingers are already in an… CONTINUE READING
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