Portable adjustable robotic interface for upper limb neuromotor research
This robotic interface is dedicated to investigating upper limb neuromechanics that span off from our clinical, neuroscience and human-robot interaction research. The current design allows for controlled actuation of wrist or elbow flexion/extension in horizontal and vertical planes.
The compact and light portable interface can be quickly installed by mounting it to a table with clamps. Ergonomic wrist design and adjustable arm support ensure human-robot joint alignment providing comfortable natural movements for various sizes of hand/arm.
The system can be used for single hand actuation (replaceable left/right wrist handle) or for bi-manual or for human-human collaborative experiments.
Torque and angular position sensing can be used for real-time feedback and to analyse performance and model individual neuromechanics. The robot can be controlled in current, velocity and position control modes and programmed in Matlab, Matlab Simulink, C/C++. The system can be easily used together with EMG and EEG sensing.
+/- 140 degrees rotation
peak torque 4 Nm
angle and torque sensing
weight 4 kg
power 240-800 W
power supply (230 VAC to 20-30V , 12-26 A)
Wrist & Elbow configuration
The interface is easily reconfigurable for wrist and elbow settings for left or right hands with the help of replaceable ergonomic handles and arms supports
The robot can be used in bi-manual configuration to study left and right arm neuro-motor coordination
The interface can be easily and steadily mounted to operate in different planes
The co-founders of HumanRobotiX
(also a Professor at Imperial College London)
(also a Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London)
(also a Research associate at Imperial College London)
(also a Research assistant at Queen Mary University of London)