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Design and Development of Robotic Rehabilitation Device for Post Stroke Therapy

Si Thu Phyo1, Lee Kim Kheng1, and Sampath Kumar2
1 Singapore Polytechnic, Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering, Singapore
2 Singapore Polytechnic, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Singapore

Abstract—To help the neurological patients regain mobility to their impaired arms, a robotic rehabilitation device (called RSP-60) is developed for this purpose. This paper presents the development of a lightweight portable robotics elbow brace device that fits snugly onto Asian patients with weak upper-limb impairment for repetitive elbow flexion and extension rehabilitation without the presence of the therapists. The device is integrated with surface electromyogram (S-EMG) sensors for assistive & assessment purpose, LabVIEW based interface and built in signal processing module for interactive actuation of device. A secondary anthropometric data are mainly collected from Asian subjects with age ranges of 18 to 60 years & above and statistically analysed to use as a design guideline. Pilot clinical trial was carried out with post-stroke patients to access a safety aspect of using the device and evaluate the performance of the device in terms of a valuable therapist’s time saving, usage of bio‐feedback for active assistive & assessment, usability and users’ perception towards using robotics device in rehabilitation. Both experimental condition data and qualitative results are presented and a pain numeric rating scale (NRS) is used for pain assessment tool.

Index Terms—robotics rehabilitation, EMG, elbow brace, repetitive therapy, assessment, anthropometric, stroke

Cite: Si Thu Phyo, Lee Kim Kheng, and Sampath Kumar, " Design and Development of Robotic Rehabilitation Device for Post Stroke Therapy," International Journal of Pharma Medicine and Biological Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 31-37, January 2016. doi: 10.18178/ijpmbs.5.1.31-37
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