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IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot. 2011;2011:5975506. doi: 10.1109/ICORR.2011.5975506.

Wrist-RoboHab: a robot for treatment and evaluation of brain injury patients.

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Mechanical Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.


This article, introduces a new haptic robot, wrist-RoboHab, for upper limb rehabilitation of post stroke, orthopedic and Parkinson patients., The robot is designed for hand movement therapy and could be used for both treatment and evaluation purposes in three operational states; forearm supination/pronation, wrist flexion/extension and ulnar/radial deviation. At first the mechanical design and control system are described. Then the results of a case study are demonstrated. Clinical results, showed an improvement in Fugle-Meyer, AROM, power and the biomechanical assessment of the spasticity in a chronic patient. Furthermore, it was approved that the robot can have a good interaction with both, patient and therapist.

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