A Study of Feasibility of a Human Finger Exoskeleton

  • Daniele Cafolla
  • Giuseppe Carbone
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 544)


Finger impairment following stroke results in significant deficit in hand manipulation and the performance of everyday tasks. Recent advances in rehabilitation robotics have shown improvement in efficacy of rehabilitation. Current devices, however, lack the capacity to accurately interface with the human finger at levels of velocity and torque comparable to the performance of everyday hand manipulation tasks. This paper tries to fill this need with a newly designed system intended to aid in hand rehabilitation. A 3D CAD model and simulations have been developed for verifying the engineering feasibility.


robotics hands exoskeleton hand rehabilitation robot services 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LARM: Laboratory of Robotics and Mechatronics – DICEMUniversity of Cassino and South LatiumCassinoItaly

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