Grasp rehabilitator: A mechatronic approach

Ashwin Raj Kumar, Seda Bilaloglu, Preeti Raghavan, Vikram Kapila

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Abstract

Grasping and manipulation are critical for many activities of daily living. However, current approaches to grasp rehabilitation do not measure coordination of fingertip forces nor provide metrics for feedback to the user as an aid in regaining fingertip coordination. This paper presents a low-cost mechatronic approach to design and develop a portable and commercially viable grasp rehabilitation device. The performance of the newly developed grasp rehabilitator is compared with an existing research-grade grasping device on a grip and lift task. The results suggest that the newly developed grasp rehabilitator can provide key force measurements that are equivalent to the ones provided by the research-grade grasping device, indicating its validity and potential viability for rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791841037
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019 - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: Apr 15 2019Apr 18 2019

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019

Conference

Conference2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis
Period4/15/194/18/19

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Mechatronics
Patient rehabilitation
Force measurement
Feedback
Costs

Keywords

  • Grasp
  • Load-cell
  • Mechatronics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sensor
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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Kumar, A. R., Bilaloglu, S., Raghavan, P., & Kapila, V. (2019). Grasp rehabilitator: A mechatronic approach. In Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019 (Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DMD2019-3242

Grasp rehabilitator : A mechatronic approach. / Kumar, Ashwin Raj; Bilaloglu, Seda; Raghavan, Preeti; Kapila, Vikram.

Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2019. (Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kumar, AR, Bilaloglu, S, Raghavan, P & Kapila, V 2019, Grasp rehabilitator: A mechatronic approach. in Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019. Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019, Minneapolis, United States, 4/15/19. https://doi.org/10.1115/DMD2019-3242
Kumar AR, Bilaloglu S, Raghavan P, Kapila V. Grasp rehabilitator: A mechatronic approach. In Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). 2019. (Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019). https://doi.org/10.1115/DMD2019-3242
Kumar, Ashwin Raj ; Bilaloglu, Seda ; Raghavan, Preeti ; Kapila, Vikram. / Grasp rehabilitator : A mechatronic approach. Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2019. (Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019).
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