An Underactuated Wearable Robotic Glove Driven by Myoelectric Control Input / Uma luva robótica vestível subatuada acionada por entrada de controle mioelétrico

Antonio Ribas Neto, Matheus Del Porto, Julio Fajardo, Victor Ferman, Eric Rohmer


People who have hand impairments caused by the most common neurological and degenerative musculoskeletal diseases face trouble to achieve their everyday tasks. To try to help these people, in this works is presented a prototype of a glove-like orthosis for upper limbs. It is an underactuated robotic glove controlled by myoeletric input signals collected by the Myo armband. The development and its details are all described so that it can be reproduced with improvements and used as an assistive device. To the authors' knowledge, in Brazil, there is no one similar orthosis such this one developed thus far.


Wearable robotics glove; soft robotics; hand exoskeletons; upper limbs; assistive devices.

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