Task priorities and design for an arm orthosis

Tariq Rahman, Sean Stroud, Rungun Nathan, Michael Alexander, Rami Seliktar, William Harwin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

For people with muscular dystrophy or spinal muscular atrophy - conditions characterized by degenerating muscle strength - the option of using a mechanical aid exists. This would allow free arm movement. This paper presents a consumer-based design approach to construction of such an assistive manipulation device and describes the consumer-driven stages in the orthosis design project within the Applied Science and Engineering Laboratories (ASEL). Results are presented from two consumer meetings held during the initial stages of the design. A design principle has been established and an initial set of prototypes evaluated. These will be used to modify subsequent design iterations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-203
Number of pages7
JournalTechnology and Disability
Volume5
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

Fingerprint

Self-Help Devices
Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Orthotic Devices
Muscular Dystrophies
Muscle Strength

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Informatics

Cite this

Rahman, T., Stroud, S., Nathan, R., Alexander, M., Seliktar, R., & Harwin, W. (1996). Task priorities and design for an arm orthosis. Technology and Disability, 5(2), 197-203.
Rahman, Tariq ; Stroud, Sean ; Nathan, Rungun ; Alexander, Michael ; Seliktar, Rami ; Harwin, William. / Task priorities and design for an arm orthosis. In: Technology and Disability. 1996 ; Vol. 5, No. 2. pp. 197-203.
@article{a343871e1161418182ecc12f97a160c7,
title = "Task priorities and design for an arm orthosis",
abstract = "For people with muscular dystrophy or spinal muscular atrophy - conditions characterized by degenerating muscle strength - the option of using a mechanical aid exists. This would allow free arm movement. This paper presents a consumer-based design approach to construction of such an assistive manipulation device and describes the consumer-driven stages in the orthosis design project within the Applied Science and Engineering Laboratories (ASEL). Results are presented from two consumer meetings held during the initial stages of the design. A design principle has been established and an initial set of prototypes evaluated. These will be used to modify subsequent design iterations.",
author = "Tariq Rahman and Sean Stroud and Rungun Nathan and Michael Alexander and Rami Seliktar and William Harwin",
year = "1996",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "5",
pages = "197--203",
journal = "Technology and Disability",
issn = "1055-4181",
publisher = "IOS Press",
number = "2",

}

Rahman, T, Stroud, S, Nathan, R, Alexander, M, Seliktar, R & Harwin, W 1996, 'Task priorities and design for an arm orthosis', Technology and Disability, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 197-203.

Task priorities and design for an arm orthosis. / Rahman, Tariq; Stroud, Sean; Nathan, Rungun; Alexander, Michael; Seliktar, Rami; Harwin, William.

In: Technology and Disability, Vol. 5, No. 2, 01.01.1996, p. 197-203.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Task priorities and design for an arm orthosis

AU - Rahman, Tariq

AU - Stroud, Sean

AU - Nathan, Rungun

AU - Alexander, Michael

AU - Seliktar, Rami

AU - Harwin, William

PY - 1996/1/1

Y1 - 1996/1/1

N2 - For people with muscular dystrophy or spinal muscular atrophy - conditions characterized by degenerating muscle strength - the option of using a mechanical aid exists. This would allow free arm movement. This paper presents a consumer-based design approach to construction of such an assistive manipulation device and describes the consumer-driven stages in the orthosis design project within the Applied Science and Engineering Laboratories (ASEL). Results are presented from two consumer meetings held during the initial stages of the design. A design principle has been established and an initial set of prototypes evaluated. These will be used to modify subsequent design iterations.

AB - For people with muscular dystrophy or spinal muscular atrophy - conditions characterized by degenerating muscle strength - the option of using a mechanical aid exists. This would allow free arm movement. This paper presents a consumer-based design approach to construction of such an assistive manipulation device and describes the consumer-driven stages in the orthosis design project within the Applied Science and Engineering Laboratories (ASEL). Results are presented from two consumer meetings held during the initial stages of the design. A design principle has been established and an initial set of prototypes evaluated. These will be used to modify subsequent design iterations.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0029852738&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0029852738&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0029852738

VL - 5

SP - 197

EP - 203

JO - Technology and Disability

JF - Technology and Disability

SN - 1055-4181

IS - 2

ER -

Rahman T, Stroud S, Nathan R, Alexander M, Seliktar R, Harwin W. Task priorities and design for an arm orthosis. Technology and Disability. 1996 Jan 1;5(2):197-203.