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Title: HandCARE: A cable-actuated rehabilitation system to train hand function after stroke
Authors: Dovat, L.
Lambercy, O.
Gassert, R.
Maeder, T.
Milner, T.
Leong, T.C. 
Burdet, E.
Keywords: Cable system
Hand and finger functions
Human-oriented design
Rehabilitation robotics
Issue Date: Dec-2008
Citation: Dovat, L., Lambercy, O., Gassert, R., Maeder, T., Milner, T., Leong, T.C., Burdet, E. (2008-12). HandCARE: A cable-actuated rehabilitation system to train hand function after stroke. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering 16 (6) : 582-591. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We have developed a robotic interface to train hand and finger function. HandCARE is a Cable-Actuated REhabilitation system, in which each finger is attached to an instrumented cable loop allowing force control and a predominantly linear displacement. The device, whose designed is based on biomechanical measurements, can assist the subject in opening and closing movements and can be adapted to accommodate various hand shapes and finger sizes. Main features of the interface include a differential sensing system, and a clutch system which allows independent movement of the five fingers with only one actuator. The device is safe, easily transportable, and offers multiple training possibilities. This paper presents the biomechanical measurements carried out to determine the requirements for a finger rehabilitation device, and the design and characterization of the complete system. © 2008 IEEE.
Source Title: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
ISSN: 15344320
DOI: 10.1109/TNSRE.2008.2010347
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