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Author Surendra, W.A. ♦ Tjahyono, A.P. ♦ Aw, K.C.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2012
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Other branches of engineering
Subject Keyword Exoskeletons ♦ Thumb ♦ Medical treatment ♦ Muscles ♦ Joints ♦ Electronics packaging
Abstract More people are aging than before and the health problems associated with the elderly is also increasing. Stroke is one such problem and for post-stroke survivors with decreased muscle functions, the ability to return their motoric functions to a pseudo-normal level is very important to increase their quality of life. The current method of rehabilitation has been successful but it involves a lot of man hours from physiotherapists. This research focusses on a development of portable and wearable hand assistive device that can be easily carried to different settings such as homes, hospitals, offices, etc.
Description Author affiliation: The University of Auckland, Mechanical Engineering Department, 20, Symonds Street, New Zealand (Surendra, W.A.; Tjahyono, A.P.; Aw, K.C.)
ISBN 9781467316439
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2012-11-28
Publisher Place New Zealand
Rights Holder AUT University
Size (in Bytes) 446.54 kB
Page Count 5
Starting Page 431
Ending Page 435


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library