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Biomechanical study of upper-limb exoskeleton for resistance training with three-dimensional motion analysis system

Tzong-Ming Wu, PhD; Dar-Zen Chen, PhD

Healthcare services and home-based rehabilitation are in high demand, and the demand for professional physical therapy is imposing an increasing burden on the healthcare system. This article presents an experimental study of a novel home-based spring-loaded upper-limb exoskeleton meant to enable a patient or an elderly individual to move a limb at multiple joints in different planes for resistance training in a free and unconstrained environment with less inertia effect. To assess the functionality of the design, we measured its kinematic data while performing designated movements and adopted a motion capture system to verify the function of our mechanism.

Volume 51 Number 1, 2014
   Pages 111 — 126

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ResearcherID/ORCID: Dar-Zen Chen, PhD: D-1463-2012

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