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Elbow and Wrist Rehabilitation Prototype

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Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas- Espe 2014 Design. http://aac-rerc.psu.edu/wordpressmu/RESNA-SDC/category/2014-participant/page/3/
Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas- Espe 2014 Design. http://aac-rerc.psu.edu/wordpressmu/RESNA-SDC/category/2014-participant/page/3/

At the beginning of the wrist and elbow rehabilitation therapy, the clients are able to do only slow and short movements of their joints due to the degree of pain and nature of the lesion. The main goal of the first and second phases of rehabilitation is to achieve the full joints mobility. In this project, we have considered the anthropometrics of the human arm, taking into account the movements and angles of the elbow and wrist with the goal of developing a prototype for the first and second phases of rehabilitation. The implementation consists of four different adaptations, one for each movement, a sensors’ interface electronic board, a control board, and a graphical user’s interface where the physiotherapist is able to set up a personalized rehabilitation cycle responding to the client needs. In addition, it incorporates a servo to generate the movements during the rehabilitation process.

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