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Developing a Tongue Controlled Exoskeleton for a Wrist Tracking Exercise: A Preliminary Study1

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Sarah Ostadabbas, Maysam Ghovanloo

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Georgia Institute of Technology,
Atlanta, GA 30308

Andrew John Butler

Department of Physical Therapy,
Georgia State University,
Atlanta, GA 30308

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 May 7, 2015; published online July 16, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(3), 030912 (Sep 01, 2015) (3 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1068; doi: 10.1115/1.4030605 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised May 07, 2015; Online July 16, 2015

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Fig. 1

Functional block diagram of the wearable TDS paired with the robotic HM (TDS-HM)

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Output signals from subject #4 during day 1 of the semiproportional experiment

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Fig. 3

(a) Average RMSE for passive ROM by day from able-bodied, (b) average RMSE for passive ROM by day from each able-bodied subject within each mode, and (c) average RMSE for passive ROM by day and mode from stroke survivor

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