Exoskeleton for gait rehabilitation of children: Conceptual design

Jorge L. Cornejo, Jesús F. Santana, Sergio A. Salinas

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the conceptual design of an exoskeleton for gait rehabilitation of children. This system has electronics, mechanicals and software sections, which are implemented and tested using a mannequin of a child. The prototype uses servomotors to move robotic joints that are attached to simulated patient's legs. The design has 4 DOF (degrees of freedom) two for hip joints and other two for knee joints, in the sagittal plane. A microcontroller measures sensor signals, controls motors and exchanges data with a computer. The user interacts with a graphical interface to configure, control and monitor the exoskeleton activities. The laboratory tests show soften movements in joint angle tracking.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2017 International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2017
    EditorsArash Ajoudani, Panagiotis Artemiadis, Philipp Beckerle, Giorgio Grioli, Olivier Lambercy, Katja Mombaur, Domen Novak, Georg Rauter, Carlos Rodriguez Guerrero, Gionata Salvietti, Farshid Amirabdollahian, Sivakumar Balasubramanian, Claudio Castellini, Giovanni Di Pino, Zhao Guo, Charmayne Hughes, Fumiya Iida, Tommaso Lenzi, Emanuele Ruffaldi, Fabrizio Sergi, Gim Song Soh, Marco Caimmi, Leonardo Cappello, Raffaella Carloni, Tom Carlson, Maura Casadio, Martina Coscia, Dalia De Santis, Arturo Forner-Cordero, Matthew Howard, Davide Piovesan, Adriano Siqueira, Frank Sup, Masia Lorenzo, Manuel Giuseppe Catalano, Hyunglae Lee, Carlo Menon, Stanisa Raspopovic, Mo Rastgaar, Renaud Ronsse, Edwin van Asseldonk, Bram Vanderborght, Madhusudhan Venkadesan, Matteo Bianchi, David Braun, Sasha Blue Godfrey, Fulvio Mastrogiovanni, Andrew McDaid, Stefano Rossi, Jacopo Zenzeri, Domenico Formica, Nikolaos Karavas, Laura Marchal-Crespo, Kyle B. Reed, Nevio Luigi Tagliamonte, Etienne Burdet, Angelo Basteris, Domenico Campolo, Ashish Deshpande, Venketesh Dubey, Asif Hussain, Vittorio Sanguineti, Ramazan Unal, Glauco Augusto de Paula Caurin, Yasuharu Koike, Stefano Mazzoleni, Hyung-Soon Park, C. David Remy, Ludovic Saint-Bauzel, Nikos Tsagarakis, Jan Veneman, Wenlong Zhang
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages452-454
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538622964
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 11 Aug 2017
    Event2017 International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2017 - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 17 Jul 201720 Jul 2017

    Publication series

    NameIEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
    ISSN (Print)1945-7898
    ISSN (Electronic)1945-7901

    Conference

    Conference2017 International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2017
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityLondon
    Period17/07/1720/07/17

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