A New Design Scheme for Intelligent Upper Limb Rehabilitation Training Robot

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Apr 24;17(8):2948. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17082948.


In view of the urgent need for intelligent rehabilitation equipment for some disabled people, an intelligent, upper limb rehabilitation training robot is designed by applying the theories of artificial intelligence, information, control, human-machine engineering, and more. A new robot structure is proposed that combines the use of a flexible rope with an exoskeleton. By introducing environmentally intelligent ergonomics, combined with virtual reality, multi-channel information fusion interaction technology and big-data analysis, a collaborative, efficient, and intelligent remote rehabilitation system based on a human's natural response and other related big-data information is constructed. For the multi-degree of the freedom robot system, optimal adaptive robust control design is introduced based on Udwdia-Kalaba theory and fuzzy set theory. The new equipment will help doctors and medical institutions to optimize both rehabilitation programs and their management, so that patients are more comfortable, safer, and more active in their rehabilitation training in order to obtain better rehabilitation results.

Keywords: control; cooperative communion; natural interaction; upper limb rehabilitation robot.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Arm*
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Ergonomics
  • Exoskeleton Device*
  • Humans
  • Man-Machine Systems*
  • Physical Therapy Modalities*
  • Rehabilitation* / methods
  • Robotics*