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Design and Testing of a Pneumatic Hemiparesis Rehabilitation Device for a Neurofacilitation Exercise1

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Ilya Kovalenko, Arnold Maliki, Jun Ueda

School of Mechanical Engineering,
Georgia Institute of Technology,
Atlanta, GA 30332

Jonathan Lai

School of Mechanical Engineering,
Arizona State University,
Tempe, AZ 85281

Johnathan Williams

School of Mechanical Engineering,
Tuskegee University,
Tuskegee, AL 36088

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2015), April 13–16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Manuscript received March 3, 2015; final manuscript received March 17, 2015; published online July 16, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(3), 030910 (Sep 01, 2015) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1066; doi: 10.1115/1.4030548 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 17, 2015; Online July 16, 2015

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Kawahira, K., Shimodozono, M., Ogata, A., and Tanaka, N., 2004, “Addition of Intensive Repetition of Facilitation Exercise to Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Promotes Motor Functional Recovery of the Hemiplegic Lower Limb,” J. Rehabil. Med., 36(4), pp.159–164. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
Lacey, L., Buharin, V., Turkseven, M., Shinohara, M., and Ueda, J., 2013, “Control of Voluntary and Involuntary Nerve Impulses for Hemiparesis Rehabilitation and MRI Study,” ASME Paper No. DSCC2013-4043. [CrossRef]
Lacey, L., Maliki, A., Bhattacharjee, D., Veldhorst, J., and Ueda, J., 2014, “Design of MRI-Compatible Hemiparesis Rehabilitation Device,” ASME J. Med. Devices, 8(2), p. 020928. [CrossRef]


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Hemiparesis rehabilitation device

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Fig. 2

Operation of the rotary vane actuator

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Actuation of hemiparesis rehabilitation device: (a) initial position, (b) pressure application to FCR tendon, (c) return to initial position, and (d) wrist pronation

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Testing setup of the timing of pressure-application process of the rehabilitation device




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