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A Novel Method for Designing and Implementing a Training Device for Hand Rehabilitation

  • Duojin WangEmail author
  • Hongliu Yu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 527)

Abstract

Improvement in hand function to promote functional recovery is an important goal of stroke rehabilitation. However, not all of the rehabilitation products are sufficiently well developed for use in daily life. This paper introduces a newly developed hand training device with a user-centred design concept, which integrates fuzzy-based quality function deployment and morphological analysis method. As a key to rehabilitation product design, the study focuses on how and to what extent certain technical attributes of products are to be met to obtain a higher level of user satisfaction. The paper also tested the function in a local hospital. Test results showed that the hand affected due to a stroke could complete the training task successfully. It also showed that the product met patients’ requirements and has practical significance. The proposed method also can be applied to the development of similar products.

Keywords

Exoskeleton Hand rehabilitation Fuzzy-QFD Morphological analysis 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors thank the support by the Shanghai Pujiang Program (16PJC063).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shanghai Engineering Research Center of Assistive DevicesInstitute of Rehabilitation Engineering and Technology, University of Shanghai for Science and TechnologyShanghaiChina

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