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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Developing An Exoskeleton-Wheelchair Designed For Tetraplegic Patients

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Elouarzi Abdelkarim, Sedra Moulay Brahim



Exoskeleton, Tetraplegia, Quadriplegia, Wearable Robotics, rehabilitation, Embedded System, handicap, disabled treatment.



This article presents a wheelchair-exoskeleton system designed for individuals with tetraplegia. The system purposes to help patients who suffer total body paralysis due to complete spinal cord injury in the cervical segments. A mechatronic system is proposed in order to establish a secure and stable gait for disabled patient. A proposal of voice control strategy is also presented as a part of the human-machine interaction due to the inability of the tetraplegic patient to move the parts below their neck. These systems open the way to new researches for robotic solutions intended to improve the life quality of high-level spinal cord-injured patients.



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