Hand injuries are common but if left untreated, they may result in loss of function. Rehabilitation helps the patient to regain the hand’s full functionality. Hand therapy is generally necessary following surgery in order to ensure successful rehabilitation. This usually takes place at home under the direction of a therapist and can last for up to 6 months. To assist the rehabilitation process, several devices have been designed that help a patient perform the therapy by themselves. Because people usually interested in trying new technologies, this hand exoskeleton was designed to help the patients do their exercises at home in a fun way. The objective was to design a portable, lightweight exoskeleton with a fast adjustment assemble the system. The device is able to support fingers and to reproduce a flexing action while isolated second injuries.

Design of a Modular System Exoskeleton and Mobile Application for Hand Rehabilitation after Trauma Injuries

Ta-Chun Lin;M. O. Ingaramo;M. Covarrubias
2020

Abstract

Hand injuries are common but if left untreated, they may result in loss of function. Rehabilitation helps the patient to regain the hand’s full functionality. Hand therapy is generally necessary following surgery in order to ensure successful rehabilitation. This usually takes place at home under the direction of a therapist and can last for up to 6 months. To assist the rehabilitation process, several devices have been designed that help a patient perform the therapy by themselves. Because people usually interested in trying new technologies, this hand exoskeleton was designed to help the patients do their exercises at home in a fun way. The objective was to design a portable, lightweight exoskeleton with a fast adjustment assemble the system. The device is able to support fingers and to reproduce a flexing action while isolated second injuries.
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978-3-9504630-2-6
Hand Rehabilitation, Exoskeleton, Modular system
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