Design of gait rehabilitation system
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Master of Science
Fischer, Ian Sanford
Geskin, E. S.
Motor function disability
This thesis describes the conceptual design of an innovative robotic rehabilitation machine whose purpose is to help in the recovery of people with motor function disabilities. The machine is smaller, simpler and cheaper than current solutions on the market yet it delivers same functionality.
The conceptual development of the gait rehabilitation system also features a human model with average anthropometric dimensions that allows better visualization and understanding of the actual machine operation. The human model is kinematically coupled to the machine and the whole assembly presents a complex mechanism that closely simulates gait training session.
Three-dimensional modeling and analysis techniques were extensively used throughout the study in order to achieve the best design solution. Finally, kinematic position, velocity and acceleration analyses that were performed on the machine set a direction for future research.
njit-etd2008-021 (81 pages ~ 9,585 KB pdf)
Please complete this Feedback Form to inform us about your experience using this website. It will assist us in better serving your information needs in the future. Thank You!
Created April 19, 2008