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Review on Design and Control Aspects of Robotic Shoulder Rehabilitation Orthoses

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Abstract


  • Robotic rehabilitation devices are more frequently used for the physical therapy of people with upper limb weakness, which is the most common type of stroke-induced disability. Rehabilitation robots can provide customized, prolonged, intensive, and repetitive training sessions for patients with neurological impairments. In most cases, the robotic exoskeletons have to be aligned with the human joints and provide natural arm movements. This is a challenging task to achieve for one of the most biomechanically complex joints of human body, i.e., the shoulder. Therefore, specific considerations have been made in the development of various existing robotic shoulder rehabilitation orthoses. Different types of actuation, degrees of freedom (DOFs), and control strategies have been utilized for the development of these shoulder rehabilitation orthoses. This paper presents a comprehensive review of these shoulder rehabilitation orthoses. Recent advancements in the mechanism design, their advantages and disadvantages, overview of hardware, actuation system, and power transmission are discussed in detail with the emphasis on the assisted DOFs for shoulder motion. A brief overview of control techniques and clinical studies conducted with the developed robotic shoulder orthoses is also presented. Finally, current challenges and directions of future development for robotic shoulder rehabilitation orthoses are provided at the end of this paper.

Authors


  •   Niyetkaliyev, Aibek (external author)
  •   Hussain, Shahid (external author)
  •   Ghayesh, Mergen H. (external author)
  •   Alici, Gursel

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Niyetkaliyev, A., Hussain, S., Ghayesh, M. H. & Alici, G. (2017). Review on Design and Control Aspects of Robotic Shoulder Rehabilitation Orthoses. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 47 (6), 1134-1145.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2528&context=eispapers1

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/1526

Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 1134

End Page


  • 1145

Volume


  • 47

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Robotic rehabilitation devices are more frequently used for the physical therapy of people with upper limb weakness, which is the most common type of stroke-induced disability. Rehabilitation robots can provide customized, prolonged, intensive, and repetitive training sessions for patients with neurological impairments. In most cases, the robotic exoskeletons have to be aligned with the human joints and provide natural arm movements. This is a challenging task to achieve for one of the most biomechanically complex joints of human body, i.e., the shoulder. Therefore, specific considerations have been made in the development of various existing robotic shoulder rehabilitation orthoses. Different types of actuation, degrees of freedom (DOFs), and control strategies have been utilized for the development of these shoulder rehabilitation orthoses. This paper presents a comprehensive review of these shoulder rehabilitation orthoses. Recent advancements in the mechanism design, their advantages and disadvantages, overview of hardware, actuation system, and power transmission are discussed in detail with the emphasis on the assisted DOFs for shoulder motion. A brief overview of control techniques and clinical studies conducted with the developed robotic shoulder orthoses is also presented. Finally, current challenges and directions of future development for robotic shoulder rehabilitation orthoses are provided at the end of this paper.

Authors


  •   Niyetkaliyev, Aibek (external author)
  •   Hussain, Shahid (external author)
  •   Ghayesh, Mergen H. (external author)
  •   Alici, Gursel

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Niyetkaliyev, A., Hussain, S., Ghayesh, M. H. & Alici, G. (2017). Review on Design and Control Aspects of Robotic Shoulder Rehabilitation Orthoses. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 47 (6), 1134-1145.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2528&context=eispapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/1526

Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 1134

End Page


  • 1145

Volume


  • 47

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United States