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Physical therapy applications of MR fluids and intelligent control
Author(s): Shufang Dong; Ke-Qian Lu; J. Q. Sun; Katherine Rudolph
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Paper Abstract

Resistance exercise has been widely reported to have positive rehabilitation effects for patients with neuromuscular and orthopaedic conditions. This paper presents an optimal design of magneto-rheological fluid dampers for variable resistance exercise devices. Adaptive controls for regulating the resistive force or torque of the device as well as the joint motion are presented. The device provides both isometric and isokinetic strength training for various human joints.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5760, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Damping and Isolation, (16 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.596560
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Shufang Dong, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Ke-Qian Lu, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
J. Q. Sun, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Katherine Rudolph, Univ. of Delaware (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5760:
Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Damping and Isolation
Kon-Well Wang, Editor(s)

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