H-man: customized handles for a 2D planer robot
Tee, Li Jiang
Date of Issue2017-05-29
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Stroke patients require physiotherapy sessions to help and assist them in rehabilitation. Currently, there are methods for physiotherapy such as the traditional physiotherapy, and the more recent robot-assisted therapy. Multiple types of robot have been developed, depending on the needs of the patients. However, most of the robots are expensive thus there is a need to research and develop a new robot that is of lower cost. The main purpose is to develop H-Man as a cheap and portable training device for stroke patients. H-Man was to assist patients to train and move their upper limbs in 2-Directional planer manipulandum. To improve its effectiveness of rehabilitation, the development of a new handle was required. The handle was made to be as light as possible. It also restricts certain rotation and movement of the upper limb, fitting the requirement of the therapist. The paper presents the design and development process, as well as evaluation of the prototypes fabricated. Recommended enhancements to the prototype were highlighted.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University