The Middlesex University rehabilitation robot

Parsons, Bernard and White, Anthony S. and Prior, Stephen D. and Warner, Peter (2005) The Middlesex University rehabilitation robot. Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology, 29 (4). pp. 151-162. ISSN 0309-1902

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03091900412331298898

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Abstract

This paper outlines the historical developments of Wheelchair-Mounted Robot Arms (WMRA's) and then focuses on the ongoing research at Middlesex to develop a low-cost aid to daily living for users with high-level quadriplegia. A detailed review is given explaining the design specification. It describes the construction of the robotic device and its control architecture. The prototype robot used several gesture recognition and other input systems. The prototype has been tested on disabled and non-disabled users with positive feedback. They observed that it was easy to use, but issues about speed of operation were resolved after further development. The robot has a payload of greater than 1kg with a maximum reach of 0.7–0.9m. Published by the Taylor & Francis Publishing Group, this publication is one of the only journals to cover the multi-disciplinary area of medical technology research. Currently, research bids are being formulated with the School of Computing Science to continue this research.

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Research Areas:School of Art and Design > Art & Design
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