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2007
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The design and construction of a tri-cable, planar robotic device for use in neurophysical rehabilitation is presented. The criteria for this system are based primarily on marketability factors, rather than ideal models or mathematical outcomes. The device is designed to be low cost and sufficiently safe for a somewhat disabled individual to use unsupervised at home, as well as in a therapist's office. The key features are the use of a barrier that inhibits the user from coming into contact with the cables as well as a "break-away" joystick that the user utilizes to perform the rehabilitation tasks. In addition, this device is portable, aesthetically acceptable and easy to operate. Other uses of this system include sports therapy, virtual reality and teleoperation of remote devices.
Title: A planar cable-driven robotic device for physical therapy assistance.
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Name(s): Morris, Melissa M.
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: xi, 134 p. : ill. (some col.)
Language(s): English
Summary: The design and construction of a tri-cable, planar robotic device for use in neurophysical rehabilitation is presented. The criteria for this system are based primarily on marketability factors, rather than ideal models or mathematical outcomes. The device is designed to be low cost and sufficiently safe for a somewhat disabled individual to use unsupervised at home, as well as in a therapist's office. The key features are the use of a barrier that inhibits the user from coming into contact with the cables as well as a "break-away" joystick that the user utilizes to perform the rehabilitation tasks. In addition, this device is portable, aesthetically acceptable and easy to operate. Other uses of this system include sports therapy, virtual reality and teleoperation of remote devices.
Identifier: 840485378 (oclc), 3358410 (digitool), FADT3358410 (IID), fau:4018 (fedora)
Note(s): by Melissa M. Morris.
Includes a thesis demonstration video (QuickTImeMovie ; time [2:25] ; size [16.6MB] ; frame width [640] ; frame height [480].
Thesis (M.S.C.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2007.
Includes bibliography.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: Adobe Reader.
Subject(s): Medical physics
Robotics
Biomechanics
Physical therapy -- Technological innovations
Neural networks (Computer science)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/3358410
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
Host Institution: FAU
Title: A planar cable-driven robotic device for physical therapy assistance.
Name(s): Morris, Melissa M.
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: xi, 134 p. : ill. (some col.)
Language(s): English
Summary: The design and construction of a tri-cable, planar robotic device for use in neurophysical rehabilitation is presented. The criteria for this system are based primarily on marketability factors, rather than ideal models or mathematical outcomes. The device is designed to be low cost and sufficiently safe for a somewhat disabled individual to use unsupervised at home, as well as in a therapist's office. The key features are the use of a barrier that inhibits the user from coming into contact with the cables as well as a "break-away" joystick that the user utilizes to perform the rehabilitation tasks. In addition, this device is portable, aesthetically acceptable and easy to operate. Other uses of this system include sports therapy, virtual reality and teleoperation of remote devices.
Identifier: FADTsup3358410p (IID)
Note(s): by Melissa M. Morris.
Includes a thesis demonstration video (QuickTImeMovie ; time [2:25] ; size [16.6MB] ; frame width [640] ; frame height [480].
Thesis (M.S.C.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2007.
Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Medical physics
Robotics
Biomechanics
Physical therapy -- Technological innovations
Neural networks (Computer science)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/FADTsup3358410p
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
Host Institution: FAU