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Wireless System for Hand Motor Therapy Toward Telerehabilitation in Stroke1

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Albert Opiyo, Yasheen Brijlal

Medical Devices Lab,
Division of Biomedical Engineering,
Department of Human Biology,
Faculty of Health Sciences,
University of Cape Town,
Cape Town 7925, South Africa

Sudesh Sivarasu

Medical Devices Lab,
Division of Biomedical Engineering,
Department of Human Biology,
Faculty of Health Sciences,
University of Cape Town,
Cape Town 7925, South Africa
e-mail: Sudesh.Sivarasu@uct.ac.za

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033760Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 17, 2016; published online August 1, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(3), 030922 (Aug 01, 2016) (3 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1086; doi: 10.1115/1.4033760 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 17, 2016

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Progressive action of the hand exoskeleton during a gripping exercise from full extension (a) to full flexion (d)

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System diagram of the wireless rehabilitation system

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Screenshots showing the manual and automatic mode user interfaces of the therapy application

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The relationship of the input and output of the wireless system

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