Over the last decades, scientific and technological progress has led to the development of devices that can assist patients and provide an aid to clinical staff. In particular, robotic systems are playing an increasingly important role for the rehabilitation of patients who have suffered from diseases and traumas. This activity deals with the study and implementation of a system measuring the position of fingers. The corresponding measurement information serves as feedback for a hand rehabilitation device. The measurement system consists of a glove equipped with sensors, which are properly configured and connected to an electronic conditioning circuit. Such circuit is then interfaced to a reading module. Finally, the information about finger position is sent to a remote unit for elaboration. The goal of the activity is to realize a sensorized glove that monitors hand activity during rehabilitation therapy sessions. Furthermore, such a glove can prove to be useful to other applications. Among them, there are the recognition of sign language gestures, the diagnostic measurement of finger movement at a certain distance and the interaction with other systems inside virtual or augmented reality environments.
For more info, please contact Michela Borghetti or Mauro Serpelloni.