Rehabilitation Lab

Rehabilitation Lab


Robotics for Hand Manipulation

Soft Hand Exotendon Device providing dexterous motions

Hand is the most affected body part in the upper limb caused by neurological disorders, and the recovery is known to require most time. We are developing a soft hand exotendon device that replicates the structure and function of the hand tendons and muscles to provide dexterous motions with a compact and light design. Repetitive training of various grasping task will be available by using this device, which is expected to improve the recovery of hand functions for activities of daily living.

Exoskeleton for Upper Limb

Shoulder disorders became more prevalent in recent years due to the increase in injuries in sports as well as neurological disorders. The patients suffering from the shoulder injuries don’t use the damaged side, so they deteriorate over time. Also, the shoulder joint is the most complex joint in the human body. If the movement of the shoulder joint is not considered, they feel uncomfortable force from the device. The shoulder rehabilitation robot is a low-end shoulder rehabilitation system using only one actuator and passive shoulder joint tracker.  It provies various rehabilitation motion and treatment modes for the patients. The system also includes interesting games.