Review of models and robotic devices for stroke survivors’ upper extremity rehabilitation

Shadman Tahmid, James Yang, Josep M. Font-Llagunes

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Abstract

Stroke is one of the leading causes of upper extremity disability around the world. Whenever a stroke happens stroke survivor’s brain commands cannot reach some muscles of upper extremities although those muscles could contract. Therefore, shoulder, elbow or wrist joint cannot perform expected motion, and this will hamper their activities of daily living (ADLs). The objective of rehabilitation is to externally drive the upper extremity move to improve muscle movements. The current state of upper extremity rehabilitation may improve by using a model-based computer simulation of arm movement for personalizing robotic devices and interventions. This study attempts to review technologies used in upper extremity rehabilitation on two aspects: computer models and robotic devices. A summary of existing virtual upper extremity models is provided. As well, different robotic devices that are developed for upper limb rehabilitation is also discussed here.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication39th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791859179
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
EventASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC-CIE 2019 - Anaheim, United States
Duration: Aug 18 2019Aug 21 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC-CIE 2019
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim
Period08/18/1908/21/19

Keywords

  • Medical devices
  • Rehabilitation
  • Robotics
  • Stroke
  • Upper extremity

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