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Design of MRI-Compatible Hemiparesis Rehabilitation Device1

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Lauren Lacey, Arnold Maliki, Debapriya Bhattacharjee, James Veldhorst, Jun Ueda

School of Mechanical Engineering,
Georgia Institute of Technology,
801 Ferst Drive,
Atlanta, GA 30332

Accepted and presented at the Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2014), Minneapolis, MN, April 7–10, 2014. DOI: 10.1115/1.4027028

Manuscript received February 21, 2014; final manuscript received March 3, 2014; published online April 28, 2014. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 8(2), 020928 (Apr 28, 2014) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-14-1057; doi: 10.1115/1.4027028 History: Received February 21, 2014; Revised March 03, 2014

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Fig. 1

MRI schematic of MRI-compatible pneumatic rehabilitation device

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Fig. 2

MRI-compatible pneumatic rehabilitation device positioning range

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Fig. 3

Actuation MRI-compatible device

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Fig. 4

MRI scans to view distortion



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