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A body-powered functional upper limb orthosis

T Rahman, W Sample, R Seliktar, M Alexander, M Scavina
Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development 2000, 37 (6): 675-80
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This paper describes the development and preliminary testing of a functional upper-limb orthosis for people that have limited strength in their arms. This is symptomatic of conditions such as muscular dystrophy (MD), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), and partial spinal cord injury. The exoskeletal orthosis is wheelchair mounted, has two links and four degrees of freedom. It uses linear elastic elements to balance out the effects of gravity in three dimensions. Preliminary results on testing with ten subjects will be presented.

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