Design improvement and prototyping of an upper limb rehabilitation device

Upper limb rehabilitation devices mirror the skeletal structure of patients’ limbs and moves patients’ arms for recovery in rehabilitation exercises. Existing rehabilitation devices in the market have problems of adaptability and portability, which cannot meet different requirements of rehabilitation. This project will improve the design and build a prototype the device. The detail design will be improved in dimensions and specifications based on relation of design parameters and functions. The device prototype will be made by 3D printing. The solution will be tested and evaluated in the device test operation using the motion sensor and kinematic analysis. The improvement will be made based on the required velocity and acceleration of joints of the patient arm in rehabilitation. It is expected that an adaptable and portable rehabilitation device developed in this project will benefit the rehabilitation exercise of patient recovery.

Yanlin Shi
Faculty Supervisor: 
Qingjin Peng
Partner University: