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Development of A Low-Cost Exoskeleton for Rehabilitation and Mobility

Muhatasim Intisar1, Mohammad Monirujjaman Khan1,*, Mehedi Masud2, Mohammad Shorfuzzaman2

1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North South University, Bashundhara, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh
2 Department of Computer Science, College of Computers and Information Technology, Taif University, P. O. Box 11099, Taif, 21944, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding Authors: Mohammad Monirujjaman Khan. Email: email,email

Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing 2022, 31(1), 101-115. https://doi.org/10.32604/iasc.2022.019083

Abstract

Paralysis is detrimental to people in catastrophic ways: losing income opportunities, becoming a burden to their friends and family, further physical deterioration, and the combination of these occurrences can often lead to depression. In third world countries, suffering from paralysis can be extra deleterious, where a large proportion of the population is engaged in some form of physical labor. The number of people exposed to paralysis risk factors is also increasing, with more and more people having hypertension, smoking, and other abnormalities. Besides, low workplace safety precautions may lead to an increased risk of spinal cord injury in developing nations. However, very few solutions have been developed to aid people in third-world countries suffering from paralysis. In this paper, a low-cost upper arm exoskeleton design has been presented that can be controlled biometrically and can also be used as an analytical tool. Two additional input options are added to the system to reduce the cost and its calibration. The system has been tested in a lab environment to assure the accuracy of actuation and measurement. Some of the limitations of the current prototype and the prospect for its further enhancement have been highlighted.

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M. Intisar, M. Monirujjaman Khan, M. Masud and M. Shorfuzzaman, "Development of a low-cost exoskeleton for rehabilitation and mobility," Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, vol. 31, no.1, pp. 101–115, 2022.



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