Incorporates neuromusculoskeletal aspects of the anatomy that are functionally crucial in order to use control signals that resemble the neural commands
Harmony was developed to assist in rehabilitation of people suffering from a stroke or spinal cord injury.
To design and build a novel robotics hand-wrist exoskeleton for stroke rehabilitation.
Coupled human-robot systems can serve many functions: Rehabilitative robots for therapeutic exercises and quantitative patient assessment, assistive robots to augment human function, and robotic haptics platforms which could be the future of virtual reality.
By analyzing the intrinsic compliance in humans, we seek to inform future robotic hand design.
Developing active control and passive mechanical elements to improve grasping and manipulation capabilities of robotic hands