Servo-actuated Stylus for Post Stroke Arm and Fore Arm Rehabilitation

  • Mario Covarrubias
  • Monica Bordegoni
  • Umberto Cugini
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 373)

Abstract

This paper describes the design and implementation of a 1- DOF servo-actuated stylus, which is used as an end effector in a desktop haptic device. The desktop haptic device is part of a multimodal system aimed for the assessment, training and rehabilitation of the arm, forearm and hand while the user perform several tasks. Patients will use the haptic device which carries out the servo-actuated stylus in order to draw simple and complex sketches, in this way, the patient is able to feel the virtual sketch by using the haptic device, which acts as a virtual guide taking advantages of its force feedback capabilities. The therapist is able to control the 1-DOF-stylus rotation according to the requirements of the patient.

Keywords

Haptic Guidance Sketching task Stroke patient Multimodal system 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Covarrubias
    • 1
  • Monica Bordegoni
    • 1
  • Umberto Cugini
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di MeccanicaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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