P07006: Upper extremity exerciser w Nazareth College's physical therapy department
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Summary: P07006 Upper Extremity Exerciser

Description

Many people who suffer from a stroke have very limited use of their upper extremity. Research has shown that strengthening and repetition are the keys to increasing the function of the arm. However, patients are typically unable to perform strengthening activities on their own due to weakness, poor motor control, and the challenge to simply overcome the weight of the upper extremity. Commonly patients repeatedly use incorrect muscle activation, if they have any, which limits function. The objective of this project is to develop a device to assist with physical therapy provided for stroke patients and, possibly, to serve as an assistive device for the patient to perform a limited set of activities of daily living.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Award No. BES-0527358. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Award No. BES-0527358. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Staffing
Team Member Discipline Role email address
Elizabeth DeBartolo ME Guide eademe@rit.edu
Matthew Marshall ISE Guide mmmeie@rit.edu
Daniel kelly ME Role dgk6056@rit.edu
Mark Perkins ME Team Member mcp7085@rit.edu
Julie Watkins ME Team Member jbw4881@rit.edu
Eduardo Borges ISE Role email
James Letts ISE Team Leader jbl4583@rit.edu
Renzo Salazar Najar ISE Layout Leader rxs1023@rit.edu
Chris Reed ISE Team Member car1283@rit.edu
Dennis Bradford ME Team Member dwb5948@rit.edu
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Beam
Pulley
Pulley Bushings
Beam Mount
Telescope Mount
Side Rail Brace Mount
Hand Mount Assembly
Complete Assembly

Purchasing

Sammons Preston
McMaster Carr
Lowes 3/16/2007
McMaster Carr 3/31/2007
UPS Shipment
Metals Supermarket1
Metals Supermarket2
Curbell Plastic
CBS Sports Store
McMaster Carr 4/26/2007
Robot-assisted reaching exercise promotes arm movement
Robot-Assisted Movement Training Compared With Conventional Therapy
Physical fitness in persons with hemiparetic stroke
Effect of Trunk Restraint on the Recovery of Reaching Movements
Recovery of hand function through mental practice
An upper extremity kinematic model for evaluation of hemiparetic stroke

Nazareth Facility Redesign

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Senior Design I

Map to Nazareth for Friday 12/8 visit. JJ Mowder's office is in the Phycial Therapy area of Carroll Hall, and she can be reached at 389-2908. A visit in the early afternoon (before 2pm) works best for her, but she can be a little bit flexible if needed. Please call in the morning to let her know when to expect the team.

Senior Design II

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