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ROBMMOR: An Experimental Robotic Manipulator for Motor Rehabilitation of Knee

  • Gabriel A. NavarreteEmail author
  • Yolanda R. BacaEmail author
  • Daniel VillanuevaEmail author
  • Daniel MartínezEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11289)

Abstract

Nowadays, the role of robotics in patients’ rehabilitation it is an area of interest for science and technological development. Besides, the motor rehabilitation has had great success in subjects with disability problems which require an intensive and specific therapeutic approach for each task through robots. Budgetary constraints limit to hand-to-hand therapy approach, so machines can offer a solution to further promote patient recovery and to better understand the rehabilitation process. This article presents a ROBMMOR: an experimental robotic manipulator of knee rehabilitation. The robot is capable of performing passive exercises in patients with motor movement problems in the knee. The robot’s system helps the patient in the process in a personalized way through the positions of speed and strength required. Finally, ROBMMOR obtains data and generates an evaluation of the progress of the patient’s rehabilitation that helps the therapist for future analysis.

Keywords

Robotic Knee Control system Motor rehabilitation 

Notes

Acknowledgment

The authors are very grateful to the National Council of Science and Technology, Cátedras Conacyt Program, with Ubaldo Ruiz, PhD from Department of Computer Science, CICESE-México. Additionally, this paper was sponsored by of the FORDECYT- CONACYT with the project 296737 “Consortium in Artificial Intelligence”.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Tecnológica del Centro de VeracruzCuitláhuacMexico
  2. 2.INFOTEC: Centro de Investigación e Innovación en Tecnologías de la Información y ComunicaciónAguascalientesMexico
  3. 3.CONACyT Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, Dirección de CátedrasMexico CityMexico

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