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A high-level controller for robot-assisted rehabilitation based on Chedoke-McMaster Stroke Assessment

Shamsudin, Abu Ubaidah and Sidek, Shahrul Na'im and Ismail, Elliana and Rahman, Md. Mozasser (2012) A high-level controller for robot-assisted rehabilitation based on Chedoke-McMaster Stroke Assessment. In: International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering (ICCCE 2012), 3-5 July 2012, Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Amongst the major challenges in post-stroke rehabilitation are the repetitiveness nature of rehabilitation procedure, and the accessibility of therapists for long-term treatment. In manual rehabilitation procedure, the patient is subjected to repetitive mechanical movement of the affected limb by the therapist. In one of the techniques called active-assist exercise, the subject moves his affected limb along a specified trajectory with the therapist guiding the motion. The therapist gives some assistance to the subject to complete the course if deemed necessary and the procedure repeats.. The significant advantages of using robots in assisting rehabilitation are its efficiency and it is fatigue free. The robots however need to be developed to have the capability of human therapist in providing the rehabilitation more naturally. In this paper, the research work focuses on developing a new framework for the robot controller system. In particular, a high-level controller, which is in the form of supervisory controller based on discrete event system theory, is discussed. The controller is capable of giving complex, autonomous guidance during the therapeutic procedure naturally based on the Chedoke- McMaster stroke assessment method.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information: 3028/24507
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rehabilitation robot, discrete event system, Chedoke-McMaster Stroke Asssesment
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA168 Systems engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Shahrul Naim Sidek
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2012 14:16
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2019 13:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/24507

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