WIT Press

Active Orthosis For Rehabilitation And Passive Exercise

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIO970191

Volume

4

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,547 kb

Author(s)

G. Belforte, M. Sorli & L. Gastaldi

Abstract

Starting from an overview of nowadays adopted orthoses and from a healthy man gait analysis, the design characteristics of a new active orthosis had been defined. A particular attention had been paid to limit the device complexity and to its cosmetics. To supply the necessary power for the knee flexion and extension pneumatic actuators had been introduced. In this paper two different solutions of the cylinders forces transmission systems are proposed. 1 Introduction An effective project for a system which helps paraplegics to walk requires a study of their disability characteristics and an analysis of both physiological and psychological problems. From a pathological standpoint there is a close link between the lesion level and the compromised functions [1], wherea

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