Actuators for rehabilitation robots

Prior, Stephen D., Warner, Peter R., White, Anthony S., Parsons, J. T. and Gill, Raj (1993) Actuators for rehabilitation robots. Mechatronics, 3 (3) . pp. 285-294. ISSN 0957-4158 [Article] (doi:10.1016/0957-4158(93)90003-K)


This paper describes the use of pneumatic muscle actuators in rehabilitation robotics. The history and application of this type of actuator is reviewed, and the design of an electric wheelchair mounted rehabilitation robot, utilizing a new form of pneumatic muscle actuator, the flexator, is discussed. The theory of controllable compliance is detailed and experimental results based on the flexator actuator are given to support this theory.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue: Robot Actuators
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
ISI Impact: 4
Item ID: 8289
Notes on copyright: Copyright © 1993 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Depositing User: Dr Stephen Prior
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2012 05:09
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:23

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