16 May 2005 Physical therapy applications of MR fluids and intelligent control
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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.
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Shufang Dong, Shufang Dong, Ke-Qian Lu, Ke-Qian Lu, J. Q. Sun, J. Q. Sun, Katherine Rudolph, Katherine Rudolph, "Physical therapy applications of MR fluids and intelligent control", Proc. SPIE 5760, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Damping and Isolation, (16 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.596560; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.596560

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