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.
Start Date: 1/10/2021 - End Date: 4/30/2021
Type of Project
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).
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
Possibility of payment: OPS available ($12-15 per hour).