Design of a 3D Printed Soft Robotic Hand for Stroke Rehabilitation and Daily Activities Assistance
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AbstractIn this paper, we present the new personalized 3D printed soft robotic hand for providing rehabilitation training and daily activities assistance to stroke survivors. The Soft-Elastic Composite Actuator (SECA) on the robotic hand is direct 3D printed to accommodate with different finger sizes. Flexion and extension can be actively facilitated on the SECA using the same pressurizing source. Iterative learning model predictive control (ILMPC) method is used to be the control algorithm of SECA. At 160 kPa of maximum input pressure, results show that the actuator bending angles can reach to 137 °, and tip output force can also reach to 2.45 N. Multiple 3D printed SECAs are integrated to a 3D printed hand base and then to be worn on stroke survivors. Two stroke survivors are recruited to evaluate the intention-based rehabilitation training with the 3D printed soft robotic hand, which improvement of their hand function can be observed on performing some daily tasks such as grasping a coin.
Acceptance Date03/04/2019
All Author(s) ListHo Lam Heung, Zhiqiang Tang, Chun Man Ho, Lok Him Tung, Zheng Li, Kai Yu Tong
Name of Conference16th IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2019
Start Date of Conference24/06/2019
End Date of Conference28/06/2019
Place of ConferenceToronto
Country/Region of ConferenceCanada
Proceedings Title16th IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2019
Year2019
Month6
PublisherIEEE
Pages65 - 70
ISBN978-172812755-2
ISSN19457898
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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