Hand Exoskeletons for Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review

Deyby Huamanchahua, Pedro Toledo-Garcia, Jack Aguirre, Sayda Huacre

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Abstract

Medical conditions and accidents can cause immobility in certain parts of the body such as the upper extremities. To help people in the rehabilitation process, various robotic devices have been designed, such as exoskeletons; however, they have limited features that did not achieve optimal performance. This article presents a systematic review of the design of hand exoskeletons applied to rehabilitation. The goal is to provide the researcher with a structured matrix of features and components for the development of a much more efficient hand exoskeleton. Different databases and specialized search engines were used because they helped in the collection of information from the different investigations from the year 2019 to 2021. Filtering and selection of the investigations were carried out, so in the end, only 33 investigations were selected. Finally, it is concluded that there is the possibility of improvement in the development of hand exoskeletons that contribute to the rehabilitation process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference, IEMTRONICS 2022
EditorsSatyajit Chakrabarti, Rajashree Paul, Bob Gill, Malay Gangopadhyay, Sanghamitra Poddar
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665486842
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference, IEMTRONICS 2022 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 1 Jun 20224 Jun 2022

Publication series

Name2022 IEEE International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference, IEMTRONICS 2022

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference, IEMTRONICS 2022
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityToronto
Period1/06/224/06/22

Keywords

  • degrees of freedom
  • hand exoskeleton
  • rehabilitation
  • review

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