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ARMin - Robot for Rehabilitation of the Upper Extremities.


T. Nef, M. Mihelj, G. Colombo, R. Riener

IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 3152-3157

Task-oriented repetitive movements can improve motor recovery in patients with neurological or orthopaedic lesions. The application of robotics can serve to assist, enhance, evaluate, and document neurological and orthopaedic rehabilitation. ARMin is a new robot for arm therapy applicable to the training of activities of daily living in clinics. ARMin has a semiexoskeletal structure with six degrees of freedom, and is equipped with position and force sensors. The mechanical structure, the actuators and the sensors of the robot are optimized for patient-cooperative control strategies based on impedance and admittance architectures. This paper describes the mechanical structure, the control system, the sensors and actuators, safety aspects and results of a first pilot study with hemiplegic and spinal cord injured subjects.


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@InProceedings { NefEtal:2006:IFA_2432,
    author={T. Nef and M. Mihelj and G. Colombo and R. Riener},
    title={{ARMin - Robot for Rehabilitation of the Upper Extremities.}},
    booktitle={IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation},
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