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Graphical Interface for the Arm Therapy Robot ARMin


C. Niebler

Diploma Thesis written at the Spinal Cord Injury Center of Uniklink Balgrist, WS 04/05

The arm rehabilitation robot ARMin has been developed at the Balgrist University Hospital Zurich. It allows automated therapy training for patients with impairments of the upper extremities. Goal of this Master’s Thesis was to develop and implement a graphical interface for ARMin, that, on the one hand, motivates the patient during training and gives him a feedback about the performed movements and on the other hand allows the therapist to control the ARMin functionalities and to measure the patients therapy progress. The therapist’s graphical user interface is implemented with a main window and dialogs, thus, the usage is similar to Microsoft Windows. The main window contains the control toolbar and the graphical representation of the patient and ARMin called Virtual Patient/ARMin (VPA). The VPA depicts the movements done by the patient and ARMin in real-time. Furthermore, a game and one typical ”activity of daily life“ were implemented to motivate the patient for therapy training.

Supervisors: T. Nef, Prof. R. Riener

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Type of Publication:

(12)Diploma/Master Thesis

R. Riener

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@PhdThesis { Xxx:2004:IFA_2257
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