Servo-actuated Stylus for Post Stroke Arm and Fore Arm Rehabilitation
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.
KeywordsHaptic Guidance Sketching task Stroke patient Multimodal system
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.Mihelj, M., Novak, D., Milavec, M., Ziherl, J., Olenšek, A., Munih, M.: Virtual rehabilitation environment using principles of intrinsic motivation and game design. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments 21(1), 1–15 (2012) ISBN 1054-7460, http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/PRES_a_00078 (April 05, 2013)
- 3.Covarrubias, M., Gatti, E., Mansutti, A., Bordegoni, M., Cugini, U.: Multimodal guidance system for improving manual skills in disabled people. In: Miesenberger, K., Karshmer, A., Penaz, P., Zagler, W. (eds.) ICCHP 2012, Part I. LNCS, vol. 7382, pp. 227–234. Springer, Heidelberg (2012)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
- 4.HITEC servos, http://www.hitecrcd.com/ (accessed January 25, 2013)