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Restoration of Kids Leg Function Using Exoskeleton Robotic Leg (ExRoLEG) Device

  • Mohd Azrul Hisham Mohd AdibEmail author
  • Szeto Yang Han
  • Prashant Raj Ramani
  • Low Jian You
  • Law Ming Yan
  • Idris Mat Sahat
  • Nur Hazreen Mohd Hasni
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 538)

Abstract

The neurological disorder normally happens to a child’s brain due to injury or malfunction during growth. This primarily affects muscle coordination and body movement. This paper focuses on restoration of cerebral palsy kids using exoskeleton robotic leg (ExRoLEG) device. These include strengthening, walking pattern and walking posture. As a part of rehabilitation, ExRoLEG device aims to achieve early walking independent age compared to conventional methods where the patient undergoes physiotherapy daily to improve their walking pattern. Every factor is considered to avoid risk or failure including materials, safety and user friendly. This study is to use simple and low cost mechanism to serve that purpose. By doing this, every patient can afford the exoskeleton and speed up their recovery.

Keywords

Exoskeleton Robotic leg Kids Neurological disorder Rehabilitation Brain injury 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The support of the University Malaysia Pahang under grant RDU180330 and MedEHiT are gratefully acknowledged. The authors of this paper also would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Nor Shahizan Mohd Redzuan for supporting these research activities.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohd Azrul Hisham Mohd Adib
    • 1
    Email author
  • Szeto Yang Han
    • 1
  • Prashant Raj Ramani
    • 1
  • Low Jian You
    • 1
  • Law Ming Yan
    • 1
  • Idris Mat Sahat
    • 1
  • Nur Hazreen Mohd Hasni
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical Engineering and Health Intervention Team (MedEHiT), Human Engineering Group, Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversiti Malaysia PahangPekan, PahangMalaysia
  2. 2.Klinik Kesihatan KurniaMinistry of Health Malaysia (MOH)Kuantan, PahangMalaysia

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