Smart Rehabilitation Exosuits for Clinic and Home Assistance

Project IDRRG2/16007
PartnerTan Tock Seng Hospital
FocusAssisted Ability
Clinical PI
Ms NG Chwee Yin
Senior Occupational Therapist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Technical PI
A/Prof Domenico CAMPOLO
Director, Robotics Research Centre
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
Nanyang Technological University


The challenge

Disorders of the nervous system account for approximately 28% of all years of life lived with disability worldwide.

The distal parts of the limbs are known to be the most affected, with weakness of voluntary contraction and hypertonus of the extensor muscles strongly reducing the ability to extend the joints.


The proposed solution

Using soft robotic assistive devices made of fabric (an exo-suit on the left and an exo-glove on the right), we can provide assistance to human movement both in a clinical setting in the acute phase of recovery, and in a daily scenario. This promotes restoration of lost motor function and increases the independence and quality of life of stroke patients.