Ault, Holly K.
Hoffman, Allen H.
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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