DOMESTIC REHABILITATION AND LEARNING OF TASK-SPECIFIC MOVEMENTS

Paper and Hardware Demonstration Submission

Yoky Matsuoka, Harvard University
Larry C. Miller, Boston Biomotion Inc.

Abstract

We have constructed a device that is suitable for domestic task-specific rehabilitation. The machine has a large workspace permitting natural three-dimensional movements. It is unique because it is inherently safe but still allows force-velocity collinearity and force amplitude variation within one movement. These real-life motions in a software-controlled environment make task-specific rehabilitation possible under the complete volition of the user. Furthermore, the machine can operate without constant supervision due to its software control features and its hardware's inherent safety and flexibility, making it the perfect candidate for domestic use.
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