Properties of Mechatronic System for Hand Rehabilitation
Szymon Gurak 1  
 
 
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, Rzeszow University of Technology, al. Powstańców Warszawy 8, 35-959 Rzeszów, Poland
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Jacek Stanisław Tutak   

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, Rzeszow University of Technology, al. Powstańców Warszawy 8, 35-959 Rzeszów, Poland
Publish date: 2018-12-01
 
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2018; 12(4):103–114
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The article describes an innovative mechatronic device for the hand rehabilitation, which enables diagnostics, comprehensive exercises and reporting of the results of rehabilitation of individual fingers of people who have lost their full efficiency as a result of past illnesses (i.a. stroke) and orthopedic injuries. The basic purpose of the device is to provide controlled, active exercises of the individual fingers, to widen the range of their movements, and to increase their precision of movement. The developed mechatronic device works with original software for PCs containing a diagnostic module, reporting module and a set of virtual reality exercises using biofeedback. The device uses auditory and visual biofeedback, and electromyography (EMG).