DEVICE WITH USE OF NITINOL ACTUATOR FOR THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES FOR ELBOW AND WRIST JOINTS

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DEVICE WITH USE OF NITINOL ACTUATOR FOR THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES FOR ELBOW AND WRIST JOINTS

A.V. Sinegub
Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnical University (SPbPU), Department of Mechatronics and Roboticsunder the auspices of Russian State Scientific Center for Robotics and Technical Cybernetics, Student, 21, Tikhoretsky pr., Saint-Petersburg, 194064, Russia, tel.: +7(981)847-67-30, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Abstract
The tasks of rehabilitation as a part of medical treatment process, statistics on injuries, relevance and effectiveness of electromechanical means application are described basing on literature data. A device for passive therapeutic exercises during rehabilitation after injuries of elbow and wrist joints is presented. The nitinol actuator with shape memory effect is used as actuator. Cooling principle for nitinol actuator is described.

Key words
Nitinol, nitinol actuator, shape memory effect, therapeutic exercises, robotics, medical robotics, artificial muscles, сontracture.

Bibliographic description
Sinegub, A. (2017). Device with Use of Nitinol Actuator for Therapeutic Exercises for Elbow and Wrist Joints. Robotics and Technical Cybernetics, 2(15), pp.67-70.

UDC identifier
62-877:611.7

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