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Design Specifications and Usability Issues Considered in the User Centered Design of a Wearable Exoskeleton for Upper Limb of Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy

  • Alberto I. Perez-Sanpablo
  • Catherine Disselhorst-Klug
  • Juan M. Ibarra Zannatha
  • Josefina Gutierrez-Martínez
  • Alicia Meneses Peñaloza
  • Elisa Romero-Avila
  • Santos M. Orozco-Soto
Conference paper
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 22)

Abstract

This work focuses on a user centered design of a wearable exoskeleton for upper limb of children with spastic cerebral palsy. Characterization of normal kinematics and electromyographic activity during a set of six relevant proposed activities based on a review of literature is performed on a sample of 9 healthy children. Further research is needed to characterized activities on children with spastic cerebral palsy and complete the design of the exoskeleton. Proposed methodology can be used to design more significant technology for the user.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto I. Perez-Sanpablo
    • 1
  • Catherine Disselhorst-Klug
    • 2
  • Juan M. Ibarra Zannatha
    • 1
  • Josefina Gutierrez-Martínez
    • 3
  • Alicia Meneses Peñaloza
    • 3
  • Elisa Romero-Avila
    • 2
  • Santos M. Orozco-Soto
    • 1
  1. 1.Automatic Control DepartmentCINVESTAVMexico CityMexico
  2. 2.Rehabilitation and Prevention Engineering DepartmentRWTH-Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  3. 3.National Institute of RehabilitationMexico CityMexico

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