3D Printed Stroke Rehabilitation Exoskeleton Design; U.S. Struggle for Control of User Data How Opposing Forces use Similar Strategies

Nicholson, Samantha, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Sun, Sarah, EN-Mech & Aero Engr Dept, University of Virginia
Norton, Peter, EN-Engineering and Society, University of Virginia

This outlines the design, methodology, and evaluation of a 3D printed robotic upper-limb exoskeleton to assist in stroke rehabilitation. This paper provides a general background of strokes and current approaches that helped guide the design of the exoskeleton. In the design, soft pneumatic actuators and motors guide patients through selective therapeutic arm motions. 3D printing accommodates an open source, lightweight design, and rapid prototyping. The final design is cost effective and produces repeatable therapeutic motion for patient rehabilitation.

In the United States, privacy advocates and data collectors compete to influence the privacy standards that govern data collection. To promote stricter regulations, privacy advocates such as the American Civil Liberties Union argue that privacy is a right. Tech companies and their trade associations, however, contend that data collection is essential to innovation.

BS (Bachelor of Science)
stroke, rehabilitation, exoskeleton, DOF, abduction, adduction, flexion, extension

School of Engineering and Applied Science
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Technical Advisor: Sarah Sun
STS Advisor: Peter Norton
Technical Team Members: Joel Valentin, Abigail Kong, Alex Parson, Carly Thurman, Madison DePierro, Keyrim Jung

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