System for supporting and fixing body segment for nukawa lower limb rehabilitation device

C. A. Páramo-Velásquez, V. Z. Pérez-Areiza, M. J. Betancur-Betancur, F. Valencia-Legarda

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    The objective of this study was the design of a system of supports and fixations for the Nukawa, an exoskeletal system of lower limb rehabilitation controlled through robotics and surface electromyography. The supporting system was developed emphasizing lumbar support, hand support, and fixation mode, grip, and suspension, in order to generate ideal ergonomic conditions for the use of Nukawa by the average population. In this context, this work developed a design proposal linking the exoskeleton with a modular orthosis type system, based on the study of body shapes and segments (cineanthropometry). The elaboration of the parts and the functional verification of the prototype considered design requirements of the Nukawa and recommendations from medical staff. Design stages also involved the specifications of the additive manufacturing, and the analysis through finite element software. The generated prototype is an intuitive system, where all the components interact to execute the rehabilitation process, with the least possible risk for the patient.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number012021
    JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 19 Dec 2019
    Event1st International Congress of Science, Technology and Management, ICSTM 2019 - Medellin, Colombia
    Duration: 23 Oct 201925 Oct 2019

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