Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly K.

Faculty Advisor

Hoffman, Allen H.

Abstract

The goal of this project is to design a body-mounted arm orthosis that will aid individuals with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a degenerative muscular condition. The orthosis is designed to provide powered shoulder flexion/extension, abduction/adduction, humeral rotation and elbow flexion/extension over a significant range of normal motion. A model of the orthosis was analyzed using Pro/Engineer. A detailed kinematic analysis was performed, and static and dynamic forces and moments were determined for three typical daily living motions.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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