Development of a Therapeutic Exercise Robot for Wrist and Forearm Rehabilitation

Atlıhan M., AKDOĞAN E., ARSLAN M. S.

19th International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics (MMAR), Miedzyzdroje, Poland, 2 - 05 September 2014, pp.52-57 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Miedzyzdroje
  • Country: Poland
  • Page Numbers: pp.52-57
  • Keywords: rehabilitation robot, biomechatronics design, hybrid impedance control, STROKE
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, design steps and system concept of a 3 DOF upper limb rehabilitation robot which is called Physiotherabot/WF are introduced. Functional requirements of design, corresponding design parameters and system concept of the robot were examined in detail. Physiotherabot/WF can perform pronation-supination movement for forearm, abduction-adduction and flexion-extension movements for wrist. It can perform passive, active assisted, isotonic, isometric and isokinetic exercises. In order to control the robot, Hybrid Impedance Control (HIC) method is used. The HIC performance is shown by simulation results.