A Modular Low-Clearance Wrist Orthosis for Improving Wrist Motion in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Holley, Devon ;   Johnson, Michelle ;   Harris, Gerald ;   Beardsley, Scott

Tags Robotics: orthoticsAssistive and cognitive robotics in rehabilitationBiomechanics and robotics: clinical evaluation in rehabilitation and orthopedics

Children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) often exhibit impairments in the coordination of the grip and lift phases of arm movements that directly...

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Autonomous Exoskeleton Reduces Metabolic Cost of Walking

Mooney, Luke ;   Rouse, Elliott ;   Herr, Hugh

Tags Design and development of robots for human-robot interactionWearable robotic systems: orthoticsRobotics: orthotics

We developed an autonomous powered leg exoskeleton capable of providing large amounts of positive mechanical power to the wearer during...

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Development of an Assist Controller with Robot Suit HAL for Hemiplegic Patients Using Motion Data on the Unaffected Side

Kawamoto, Hiroaki ;   Kadone, Hideki ;   Sakurai, Takeru ;   Ariyasu, Ryohei ;   Ueno, Yukiko ;   Eguchi, Kiyoshi ;   Sankai, Yoshiyuki

Tags Design and development of robots for human-robot interactionWearable robotic systems: orthoticsAssistive and cognitive robotics in aided living

Among several characteristics seen in gait of hemiplegic patients after stroke, symmetry is known to be an indicator of the degree of...

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Muscular Activity When Walking in a Non-Anthropomorphic Wearable Robot

Tagliamonte, Nevio Luigi ;   Accoto, Dino ;   Sergi, Fabrizio ;   Sudano, Angelo ;   Formica, Domenico ;   Guglielmelli, Eugenio

Tags Wearable robotic systems: orthoticsAssistive and cognitive robotics in rehabilitationDesign and development of robots for human-robot interaction

Wearable robots should be designed not to alter human physiological motion. Perturbations introduced by a robot can be quantified by...

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Preliminary Investigation of Effects of a Quasi-Passive Knee Exoskeleton on Gait Energetics

Shamaei, Kamran ;   Adams, Albert ;   Cenciarini, Massimo ;   Karen, Gregorczyk ;   Dollar, Aaron

Tags Human machine interfaces and robotics applicationsDesign and development of robots for human-robot interactionWearable robotic systems: orthotics

In this paper, we explain that the human knee behavior in the weight acceptance phase of gait (first ~40% of gait cycle) resembles that of a...

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Test of a Customized Compliant Ankle Rehabilitation Device in Unpowered Mode

Murphy, Patrick ;   Adolf, Garrick ;   Bolton, Michael ;   Daly, Sean ;   Maurice, Oliver ;   Bonia, Thomas ;   Yen, Sheng-che ;   Mavroidis, Constantinos

Tags Wearable robotic systems: orthoticsAssistive and cognitive robotics in rehabilitation

Presented is the design, implementation, and initial gait testing of a lightweight, compliant robotic device for ankle rehabilitation. Many...

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