DESIGN OF HUMAN-WORN ASSISTIVE DEVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Peng Song1, Vijay Kumar1, Ruzena Bajcsy1, Venkat Krovi2, Richard Mahoney3
1GRASP Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, CANADA
3Rehabilitation Technologies Division, Applied Resources Corp., Fairfield, NJ, USA

Abstract

This paper presents examples of a class of human-worn manipulation aids for people with disabilities, and a paradigm for the cost-effective design and manufacture of such devices. Also discussed is a software design environment that integrates a variety of support tools to facilitate human-centered product design.
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