Development of biomechatronics design of an artificial arm

Mohd Ali, Abdul Malik (2014) Development of biomechatronics design of an artificial arm. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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Abstract

Arm rehabilitation activities need to be continuously monitored in order to provide information of rehabilitation results to be analyzed by physical therapist. The purpose of monitoring is to help them to improve rehabilitation process. Moreover, a portable and simple home-based rehabilitation device can help patients to improve daily rehabilitation activity. Some previous studies regarding home-based rehabilitation process have shown improvement in promoting human movement recovery. But existing rehabilitation services are expensive and need to be supervised by physical therapist, which are complicated to be used at home. This project focuses on the development of a measurement hand gripper, to help handicap patient because of some complications such as accident and disease. This project concourses on the designing of mechanical equipment, sensors equipped Smart Glove and a measurement gripper device. The devices will move based on a human operator’s finger movement using the Smart Glove. The system development involves a Microprocessor Arduino and HyperTerminal as a core processing for the instrumentation, communication and controlling applications. A series of flex force sensors are fitted in a glove to get reading from the movement of human fingers. The evaluation in first real hardware experiment showed a good and promising performance of the position mapping as a variety of different grasp types ranging from precision to power grasps can be performed. The quality of the force feedback is strongly affected by the maximum torque measurable by the Hand gripper and the performance of the force controller. Finally, the intelligence, learning and experience aspects of the human can be combined with the strength, endurance and speed of the artificial hand gripper in order to generate proper output of this thesis.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ210.2-211 Mechanical devices and figures. Automata. Ingenious mechanisms.
ID Code:7881
Deposited By:Mrs Hasliza Hamdan
Deposited On:12 Apr 2016 11:51
Last Modified:12 Apr 2016 11:51

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