Abstract

Complete, high spinal cord injuries can lead to a condition known as tetraplegia wherein l body is paralyzed from the neck down. Individuals with tetraplegia are greatly limited in their independence and quality of life. Due to the paralysis, these individuals are bound to a wheelchair and require a high level of assistance throughout their everyday. To enable these individuals to regain some of their lost mobility, exoskeletons holds a great potential. Therefore, this work explores the requirements and design choices that went into creating the EXOTIC exoskeleton, an upper-limb exoskeleton designed for individuals with tetraplegia, which enables the user to drink and eat, while maintaining a relatively small form factor. Finally, the available workspace is simulated and visualized, and a pilot test of the basic functionality shows that picking up an item and transferring it to the mouth takes 41 seconds on average.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Titel2020 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation
Antal sider5
ForlagIEEE
Publikationsdato2021
Sider79-83
Artikelnummer9398351
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-7281-9033-4
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-7281-9032-7
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2021
Begivenhed2020 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Mechatronics, Robotics
and Automation
- Shanghai, Kina
Varighed: 16 okt. 202017 okt. 2020
Konferencens nummer: 3rd

Konference

Konference2020 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Mechatronics, Robotics
and Automation
Nummer3rd
Land/OmrådeKina
ByShanghai
Periode16/10/202017/10/2020

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