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Soft Wearable Deltoid Assistive Device

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Francisco Javier Lopez Arellano, Sushrut Gandhi

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Dhiraj Patil, Bryan Roquemore, Panagiotis Polygerinos

Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ

Trent Maruyama

Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ

Paper No. DMD2019-3208, pp. V001T09A004; 4 pages
  • 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference
  • 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, April 15–18, 2019
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4103-7
  • Copyright © 2019 by ASME


The soft actuated wearable deltoid assistance device presented in this paper aims at assisting patients with activities of daily living by dynamically producing flexion and abduction movements for them. By counteracting the force of gravity on the patient’s arm it allows them to move in the frontal plane to perform activities of daily living.

Copyright © 2019 by ASME
Topics: Gravity (Force)



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