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The design of mechanical joints that kinematically behave as their biological counterparts is a challenge that if not addressed properly can cause inadequate forces transmission between robot and patient. This paper studies the interaction forces in rehabilitation therapies of the elbow joint. To measure the effect of orthosis-patient misalignments, a force sensor with a novel distributed architecture has been designed and used for this study. A test-bed based on an industrial robot acting as a virtual exoskeleton that emulates the action of a therapist has been developed and the interaction forces analyzed.
CitationAmigo, L. [et al.]. Study of patient-orthosis interaction forces in rehabilitation therapies. A: IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics. "2012 4th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob)". Roma: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2012, p. 1098-1103.
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