Exoskeleton – Robotic Training Device
An exoskeleton is an external body part that supports movements or protects the human body. Exoskeletons can be used as robotic training devices. Improved robotic orthosis (exoskeletons) with precise control are required for therapeutic purposes and for people with disabilities.<br><br>
The invention is an exoskeleton using arc segments and a servomechanism for assisting limb movements. A leg exoskeleton prototype as well as a hand exoskeleton prototype was successfully tested. In the developed finger exoskeleton several arc segments can be linked with each other, therefore it
is not necessary to fix each single finger phalanx to the exoskeleton.<br><br>
<li>Certified finger exoskeleton system</li>
<li>Successful clinical trials</li>
<li>Range of motion for finger exoskeleton:</li>
<li>Distal interphalangeal joint 0-60°</li>
<li>Proximal interphalangeal joint 0-90°</li>
<li>Metacarpalphalangeal joint 0-90°</li>
<li>Can be adjusted for different finger dimensions</li>
German patent application (07/2007)</p>
Technische Universität Berlin</p>
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