A soft wearable robotic exoskeleton for rehabilitation of the frozen shoulder

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Abstract

Adhesive capsulitis (or "frozen shoulder"), is a joint condition resulting in pain and reduction to range of motion (ROM). Contemporary treatments can be effective but currently suffer from a number of drawbacks, including: high cost, lengthy treatment; lack of specificity to each patient; and lack of consistent, repetitive treatment between clinics and therapists [1]. Researchers are thus working to combat these drawbacks by developing rehabilitation exoskeletons. Traditional exoskeletons however aren’t always suitable, being rigid and heavy. Soft robotics may be suitable to overcome all of the above problems, combining the best of robotics (consistency, specificity) while being affordable and wearable through lightweight, compliant materials and design. A direction for the project has been presented, focusing on a pneumatic-based shoulder rehabilitation device, using IMUs as a primary sensor for feedback and control. There will be further detailed research into pneumatics, followed by CAD development to determine an appropriate and effective design. A prototype will be completed by the end of 2018.
LanguageEnglish
Pages221
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2018
EventBioMedEng18 - Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sep 20187 Sep 2018
https://www.biomedeng18.com/

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ConferenceBioMedEng18
Abbreviated titleBioMedEng
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period6/09/187/09/18
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Patient rehabilitation
Pneumatics
Robotics
Adhesives
Computer aided design
Feedback
Sensors
Costs
Exoskeleton (Robotics)

Keywords

  • soft robotics
  • rehabilitaiton robotics
  • assistive devices
  • intelligent devices
  • medical devices
  • biomedical engineering

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Failes, J. F., Lakany, H., & Conway, B. (2018). A soft wearable robotic exoskeleton for rehabilitation of the frozen shoulder. 221. Poster session presented at BioMedEng18, London, United Kingdom.
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Failes, JF, Lakany, H & Conway, B 2018, 'A soft wearable robotic exoskeleton for rehabilitation of the frozen shoulder' BioMedEng18, London, United Kingdom, 6/09/18 - 7/09/18, pp. 221.

A soft wearable robotic exoskeleton for rehabilitation of the frozen shoulder. / Failes, J.F.; Lakany, H.; Conway, B.

2018. 221 Poster session presented at BioMedEng18, London, United Kingdom.

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