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Analysis on Rehabilitation of Elbow Joint Using Elastic String
Kim, Byoung-Ho;
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This paper analyses the characteristics of a stiffness-based rehabilitation mechanism for improving the function of the elbow joint of a human. We consider an elastic string as a tool for the elbow joint rehabilitation, where the string has been modeled as a linear spring with a stiffness. For effective rehabilitation training by using such a mechanism, we need to analyse the available torque characteristics of the elbow joint according to the stiffness of the string. Through various simulations, the torque pattern and its range of the elbow joint by assigning the stiffness of the string have been identified for a pre-defined trajectory of motion of the elbow joint. Finally, we show that the specified stiffness-based rehabilitation scheme can be used for effective rehabilitation of the elbow joint.
Rehabilitation of elbow joint;Elastic string;Stiffness model;Torque patterns and ranges;
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