Translation of an upper extremity exoskeleton to home and community use for individuals with duchenne muscular dystrophy

Madeline C. Corrigan, Blake Mathie, Richard A. Foulds

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Abstract

Individuals with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) experience progressive loss of strength, resulting in reduced independence in activities of daily living. A novel upper extremity exoskeleton is being developed that involves the use of 'assist-modules' that provide admittance controlled actuation that will allow for sustained function for individuals with DMD in the presence of progressive muscle loss. The project presented herein involves the translation of the passive arm support and the vertical assist module to use in the home and the community. As a part of this project, the device will be installed on the wheelchair of 30 individuals with DMD for in-depth evaluation and to gather regular user feedback. Results demonstrate the benefits of the passive arm support while ongoing work will implement and evaluate the vertical assist module as an add-on to the existing device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 International Symposium on Wearable Robotics and Rehabilitation, WeRob 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-2
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538643778
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 12 2018
Event2017 International Symposium on Wearable Robotics and Rehabilitation, WeRob 2017 - Houston, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2017Nov 8 2017

Publication series

Name2017 International Symposium on Wearable Robotics and Rehabilitation, WeRob 2017

Other

Other2017 International Symposium on Wearable Robotics and Rehabilitation, WeRob 2017
CountryUnited States
CityHouston
Period11/5/1711/8/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rehabilitation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Clinical Neurology

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