The Soft Extra Muscle System for Improving the Grasping Capability in Neurological Rehabilitation
2012 (English)In: 2012 IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2012, New York: IEEE , 2012, 412-417 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper introduces the SEM Glove (Soft Extra Muscle Glove), a comfortable aid which automatically improves the grasping capability of a human independently of the particular task being performed. The technical solution partly mimics a biological solution and at the same time functions in symbiosis with the biological system. The technical invention is also applicable to other parts or regions of the human body that might need supporting forces or torques. A key feature is that a controlling and strengthening effect is achieved without the need for an external mechanical structure in the form of an exoskeleton. The paper includes a description of the physical design, the contents and the system design.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: IEEE , 2012. 412-417 p.
mechatronic system, tactile sensors, artificial tendons, underactuated fingers, stroke, neurological rehabilitation, grasping capability
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-120201DOI: 10.1109/IECBES.2012.6498090ISI: 000321050000084ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84876768533ISBN: 978-1-4673-1666-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-120201DiVA: diva2:613875
2012 2nd IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2012; Langkawi; Malaysia; 17 December 2012 through 19 December 2012
QC 201308162013-04-022013-04-022013-08-16Bibliographically approved