Design and Simulation of Under Limb Orthosis for Rehabilitation of Paraplegics
Samanthapudi Meghana1, Seeram Srinivasa Rao2
1Samanthapudi Meghana*, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koneru Lakshmiah Education Foundation, Guntur, India.
2Seeram Srinivasa Rao, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koneru Lakshmiah Education Foundation, Guntur, India.
Manuscript received on April 02, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on April 15, 2020. | Manuscript published on May 30, 2020. | PP: 107-113 | Volume-9 Issue-1, May 2020. | Retrieval Number: F9928038620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.F9928.059120
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Abstract: Lower limb orthosis can be used to replace the loss of functioning of lower limb that causes a lot of inconvenience in carrying out day to day activities. However, wheelchair may assist to some extent it might lead to medical issues. Replacing the wheelchair with rehabilitation devices helps in sorting this issue. Various rehabilitation techniques and devices that are developed are reviewed and their specifications and comparisons are mentioned in brief. A lower limb orthosis is designed using solidworks and the design imported into MATLAB using simmechanics is simulated using simscape multibody and the resulting torques for each joint namely hip, ankle and knee joints are obtained.
Keywords: Orthosis, Paraplegia, Rehabilitation, Simulation, Under limb
Scope of the Article: Digital Clone or Simulation.