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Trackhold: a Novel Passive Arm-Support Device

Lenzo, B, Fontana, M, Marcheschi, S, Salsedo, F, Frisoli, A and Bergamasco, M (2016) Trackhold: a Novel Passive Arm-Support Device Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics.

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This article introduces the design and the experimental validation of the Trackhold, a novel mechanical motion-tracker for upper limb physical rehabilitation. The Trackhold is based on a passively balanced mechanism that can approximately relieve the weight of the patient’s arm regardless of the position. The system features a novel kinematic architecture with large workspace and custom developed joint sensors providing accurate real-time measure of the upper limb posture. The design approach of the device, which went through kinetostatic and dynamic analyses, is presented and details on the employed mechatronic solutions are provided. A prototype of the Trackhold has been fabricated and functionally validated.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Fontana, M
Marcheschi, S
Salsedo, F
Frisoli, A
Bergamasco, M
Date : 1 April 2016
DOI : 10.1115/1.4031716
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 13:49
Last Modified : 25 Jan 2020 00:23

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