Rehabilitation and assistive robots development - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

This project focuses on design, prototyping, and control of various rehabilitation and assistive robots that target the recovery and enhancement of upper-limb motor function. Specifically, we will develop rehabilitation robots with 1 or 2 degrees of freedom that allows users to perform exercise with their fingers, hands, and wrists. Additionally, we will develop exoskeleton systems for the wrist and hand.

Project Dates

Start Date: 1/8/2024 - End Date: 4/28/2024

Students Needed

Type of Project


Student Responsibilities

The students will design and manufacture the mechanical structure prototypes, integrate motors and sensors, and develop control programs for these systems described above. In the later stage of the project, students may be involved in human subject data collection using the developed prototypes and other measurement systems (e.g., motion capture).

Time Commitment

10 hrs/week hour(s)

Student Requirements

Students are expected to have experience with at least one of the following (1) Solidworks, 3D printing or machineshop; (2) Electronics (such as interfacing with DC motors and simple sensors); (3) Arduino programming or labview programming or other programming languages.

Interested in Working With the Following Programs

For EXCEL URE Students Only

Additional Notes

Possibility of payment: OPS available ($12-15 per hour).

Position Overview

  • Date Posted: 10-02-2020
  • Location:
    • Lake Nona
  • Paid: Yes