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Design and development of Ankle-Foot Rehabilitation Exerciser (AFRE) system using pneumatic actuator

Osman, Khairuddin and Mohd. Faudzi, Ahmad 'Athif and Rahmat, M. F. and Chai, Chang Kai and Suzumori, Koichi (2018) Design and development of Ankle-Foot Rehabilitation Exerciser (AFRE) system using pneumatic actuator. Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering, 10 (2-8). pp. 137-143. ISSN 2180-1843

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This research presents the design and development of a novel strategy for an Ankle-Foot Rehabilitation Exerciser (AFRE) system. AFRE system can be used Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) device and strength endurance training device for early stage functional rehabilitation. The designed mechanism can allow desired maximum and minimum Range of Motion (ROM) for dorsiflexion and plantar flexion (upwards and downwards stretching). This device consists of a new moveable mechanism design prototype using a new double acting Intelligent Pneumatic Actuator (IPA), embedded controller and communication protocol. The drive system consists of a nonlinear moving pneumatic actuator that controls the angle position, force and compliance for stiffness characteristic of the ankle-foot orthosis platform. In addition, the device can be configured through MATLAB via personal computer where the user can adjust the required ROM and resistance for the user in real-time. Analysis carried out during the system validation and testing through selected subjects are presented and discussed. This AFRE system is expected to substitute the traditional therapy and motorized rehabilitation device to increase the healing time of the patient specifically.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ankle-Foot Rehabilitation Exerciser (AFRE), Intelligent Pneumatic Actuator (IPA), Predictive Functional Control (PFC)
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:85512
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:30 Jun 2020 16:49
Last Modified:30 Jun 2020 16:49

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