Faculty Advisor

Clancy, Edward A.

Faculty Advisor

Fischer, Gregory S.

Faculty Advisor

Popovic, Marko B.

Faculty Advisor

Torres-Jara, Eduardo

Abstract

The goal of this project is to assist patients with impaired movement and to regain control of their arm. A robotic brace was developed to assist with movement, using signals generated from the user’s muscles to drive the arm. This brace was biologically inspired, allowing the user to complete the range of motions of a healthy individual. Different actuators and sensors were evaluated in order to design the best model for home and patient use. Boards were developed to achieve desired values from signals that were read. Classifications were also created to accurately assess the movements the user wanted to perform

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Major

Computer Science

Major

Society, Technology and Policy

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Physics

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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