Demand for robot-assisted therapy has increased at every stage of the neurorehabilitation recovery. This paper presents a controller that is suitable for the assist-as-needed (AAN) training of the wrist when performing the spatial motion. A compact wrist exoskeleton robot is presented to realize the AAN controller. This wrist robot includes series elastic actuators with high torque-to-weight ratios to provide accurate force control required for the AAN controller. In addition to assist-as-needed rehabilitation, the parameters of the AAN controller can be adjusted to deliver passive, active, or resistive rehabilitation. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed AAN controller can provide the total solution to cover each stage of wrist spatial-motion rehabilitation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science(all)
- Materials Science(all)