Development of Exoskeleton Adjustable to Peruvian Anthropometry for the Rehabilitation of the Upper Right Limb in Patients with Joint Mobility Deficit

Deyby Huamanchahua, Jhon O. Arce-Cadillo

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Abstract

The area of rehabilitation is the field that treats the physiological problems of a person, where endless therapeutic methods are used that are based on the experience of the physiotherapist. The use of accessories and equipment is important to support the physiotherapist in the different stages of the rehabilitation of the patients. One of the problems that the physiotherapist must deal with is the stage of recovery of mobility, whether the origin is pathological diseases or accidents. Currently, in Peru, the way to measure joint mobility is by using a goniometer, where the measurement is done manually, which leaves considerable margins of error. In addition, no equipment adapts to Peruvian anthropometry anymore. that are imported from a market with different anthropometry. The objective is to design and implement a mechatronic device that allows controlling joint mobility of the right upper extremity for Peruvian anthropometry. The development process led to a mechanical design that is made in the inventor software to later print it in 3D, in addition to the use of telescopic sliders, an electrical design that uses the analysis of a morphological matrix for the selection of its components. The final product is made by assembling it physically and attaching it to its control panel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE 13th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, UEMCON 2022
EditorsSatyajit Chakrabarti, Rajashree Paul
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages648-654
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781665492997
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event13th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, UEMCON 2022 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 26 Oct 202229 Oct 2022

Publication series

Name2022 IEEE 13th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, UEMCON 2022

Conference

Conference13th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, UEMCON 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period26/10/2229/10/22

Keywords

  • Joint mobility
  • anthropometry
  • exoskeleton
  • joint deficit
  • rehabilitation
  • upper extremity

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