Special Section Technical Briefs

A Soft Robotic Orthosis for Wrist Rehabilitation1

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Nicholas W. Bartlett, Dónal Holland, Joshua B. Gafford, Conor J. Walsh

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences,
Cambridge, MA 02138
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering,
Boston, MA 02115

Valentina Lyau, William A. Raiford

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences,
Cambridge, MA 02138

Theresa D. Ellis

Center for Neurorehabilitation, Boston University,
Boston, MA 02215

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), 030918 (Sep 01, 2015) (3 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1074; doi: 10.1115/1.4030554 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 17, 2015; Online July 16, 2015

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Fig. 1

Final wearable portion of device

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Fig. 2

Results of isometric testing on Instron machine

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Fig. 3

(a) Anchoring points and (b) tensioning mechanism

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Fig. 4

(a) Device off, (b) supination, (c) pronation, (d) device off, (e) flexion, and (f) extension



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