Development of an Arm Rehabilitation System with Different Control Approaches

R. Ghazali, M.S.M. Aris, M.S.Z. Anuar, C.C. Soon, M.H. Jali, T.A. Izzuddin, D. Hanafi

Abstract


Stroke rehabilitation plays a vital role for people with limb disability because of stroke attack. Due to gradually increasing medical prices, the cost of rehabilitation devices existed in the hospital and rehab centre are simultaneously increased. These devices also lack the features that help to ease and increase
the spirit of patients during the rehabilitation process. Thus, this paper aim to create an arm platform-based for upper limb rehabilitation, where the interactive game features also created by using Unity 2D software for the purpose of motivating patients during the rehabilitation process. The main target is to develop an arm platform, which is focused on proper controller design for the active exercises
in early-stage therapy. The performance of the arm platform is examined in term of range of motion. Therefore, it will reduce patient’s pressure during the exercise and gradually improve their agility. In the proper control of the muscle tension, the designed upper limb rehabilitation exoskeleton device will provide
an improvement in muscle strength and proper posture for an arm.


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