Rehabilitation strategy for post-stroke recovery using an innovative elbow exoskeleton

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Manna, S. and Dubey, V. N. 2019. Rehabilitation strategy for post-stroke recovery using an innovative elbow exoskeleton. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine. 233 (6), pp. 668-680. https://doi.org/10.1177/0954411919847058
AuthorsManna, S. and Dubey, V. N.
Abstract

Intensive and adaptive rehabilitation therapy is beneficial for post-stroke recovery. Three modes of rehabilitation are generally performed at different stages after stroke: external force-based control in the acute stage, assistive force-based rehabilitation in the midway of recovery and resistive force-based rehabilitation in the last stage. To achieve the above requirements, an innovative elbow exoskeleton has been developed to incorporate the three modes of rehabilitation in a single structure. The structure of the exoskeleton has been designed in such a way that the whole working region is divided into three where each region can provide a different mode of rehabilitation. Recovery rate can be varied for individuals since it depends on various parameters. To evaluate the rate of recovery, three joint parameters have been identified: range of angular movement, angular velocity and joint torque. These parameters are incorporated into the framework of planning a novel rehabilitation strategy, which is discussed in this article along with the structural description of the designed exoskeleton.

KeywordsRehabilitation devices ; Mechanism design; Exoskeleton; Post-stroke recovery; Mechanical design
Year2019
Journal Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine
Journal citation233 (6), pp. 668-680
PublisherSAGE Journals
ISSN0954-4119
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0954411919847058
Official URLhttp://doi.org/10.1177/0954411919847058
Publication dates
Online02 May 2019
Print01 Jun 2019
Publication process dates
Deposited11 Jan 2021
Accepted author manuscript
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