System Based on Haptic Technology for the Rehabilitation of Patients Suffering from Wrist Injuries

System Based on Haptic Technology for the Rehabilitation of Patients Suffering from Wrist Injuries

© 2023 by IJETT Journal
Volume-71 Issue-2
Year of Publication : 2023
Author : Natalia I. Vargas-Cuentas, Dariela Araujo Guevara, Avid Roman-Gonzalez
DOI : 10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V71I2P201

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Natalia I. Vargas-Cuentas, Dariela Araujo Guevara, Avid Roman-Gonzalez, "System Based on Haptic Technology for the Rehabilitation of Patients Suffering from Wrist Injuries," International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, vol. 71, no. 2, pp. 1-8, 2023. Crossref,

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2021, around 1,710 million people will have musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Two of the most common MSDs are carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis, which affect the wrist. Haptic technology has been applied in the area of medicine, especially for the rehabilitation of patients. The main objective of this study is to develop a haptic system composed of the Novint Falcon robot, a rehabilitation routine composed of 3D objects designed in H3DAPI so that the user can visualize and interact with the proposed activities and thus develop physical exercises for rehabilitation. The system was tested with ten participants, five of whom had previously suffered a wrist injury. In addition, six participants indicated that the degree of difficulty in using the haptic system was “Easy”, and three indicated it was “Very Easy”. Ten participants indicated that they consider it positive to add a playful factor to the rehabilitation routine. Finally, the most preferred activity by the participants was the sports activity (9 participants), and the least preferred activity was precision (6 participants).

Musculoskeletal disorders, Tendinitis, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Haptic technology, Novint Falcon, 3D modeling.

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