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Technical Brief

Design and Implementation of Assistive Devices for Poststroke Rehabilitation of Hand and Fingers1

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Kevin Kao

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
National Central University,
32001, Taiwan

Jheng-Jie Huang

Graduate Institute of Biomedical Engineering,
National Central University,
32001, Taiwan

Min-Chun Pan

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
National Central University,
32001, Taiwan;
Graduate Institute of Biomedical Engineering,
National Central University,
32001, Taiwan
e-mail: pan_minc@cc.ncu.edu.tw

Accepted and presented at the Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2014), Minneapolis, MN, April 7–10, 2014.DOI: 10.1115/1.4027032

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), 020932 (Apr 28, 2014) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-14-1061; doi: 10.1115/1.4027032 History: Received February 21, 2014; Revised March 03, 2014

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Fig. 1

Tip-pinch strength measurement device: (a) mechanism drawing, and (b) built-up device

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Fig. 2

Grip strength measurement device: (a) mechanism drawing, and (b) built-up device along with its signal conditioner

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Fig. 3

Thumb opposition sensing device

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Fig. 4

Calibration of tip-pinch force measurement device (a) calibration setup. Relation of output voltage versus exertion force and sensor: (b) FlexiForce-1, and (c) FlexiForce-2.

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Calibration of grip strength measurement device: (a) calibration setup, and (b) relation of exertion force and output voltage

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Fig. 6

Test of thumb opposition sensing device

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