Experiences and Design of a Cable-Driven Assisting Device for Arm Motion

  • Jhon Freddy Rodríguez León
  • Giuseppe Carbone
  • Daniele CafollaEmail author
  • Matteo Russo
  • Marco Ceccarelli
  • Eduardo Castillo Castañeda
Conference paper
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 584)


This paper presents a cable-driven assisting device, which has been designed and built at LARM in Cassino. Experimental tests are presented as the basis for design improvements aiming to achieve a portable user-oriented solution of the cable-driven assisting device for applications in human upper limb exercising and rehabilitation. Experimental tests are reported to show the engineering feasibility and soundness of the proposed solutions.


Cable-driven device Motion assistance Laboratory experiments 



The paper presents results from the research activities of the project ID 37_215, MySMIS code 103415 “Innovative approaches regarding the rehabilitation and assistive robotics for healthy ageing” co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Competitiveness Operational Programme 2014–2020, Priority Axis 1, Action 1.1.4, through the financing contract 20/01.09.2016, between the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca and ANCSI as Intermediary Organism in the name and for the Ministry of European Funds.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jhon Freddy Rodríguez León
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Carbone
    • 2
  • Daniele Cafolla
    • 3
    Email author
  • Matteo Russo
    • 2
  • Marco Ceccarelli
    • 2
  • Eduardo Castillo Castañeda
    • 1
  1. 1.CICATA: Research Center in Applied Science and Advanced TechnologyInstituto Politécnico NacionalQueretaroMexico
  2. 2.LARM: Laboratory of Robotics and MechatronicsUniversity of Cassino and South LatiumCassinoItaly
  3. 3.CESTER: Research Centre for Industrial Robot Simulation and TestingTechnical University of Cluj-NapocaCluj-NapocaRomania

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