An Adaptive Home-Use Robotic Rehabilitation System for the Upper Body

The research objective was to create a home-use robotic rehabilitation system. Data was obtained in real-time from a Microsoft Kinect™ and a wireless surface EMG system. Subjects completed visual follow exercise tasks in a 3D visual environment. Data from two training exercises were used to generate a neural network, which was used to simulate the subject’s individual performance. A wearable arm robot prototype was built that was able to mimic changes in a subject’s elbow angle in real-time…


Development of a Compact Rectenna for Wireless Powering of a Head-mountable Deep Brain Stimulation Device

Design of a rectangular spiral planar inverted-F antenna (PIFA) at 915 MHz for wireless power transmission applications is proposed. The antenna and the rectifying circuitry form a rectenna which can produce DC power from a distant radio frequency energy transmitter. The generated DC power is used to operate a low power deep brain stimulation pulse generator…

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