Me and my roommates have made a very simple robotic arm which can help patients with their physiotherapy exercises.. !
It uses a controller board, atmega 32 in our case..(it could b any..) and a dc motor..!
V have a very elementary mechanical design and very simple interfacing currently.. Better to come soon..
Lets have a look at a very simple, exercise aiding robotic arm ..
Step 1: The Idea..
just one day, 1 of my roommates Varsha thought of making something that could help patients..n then the thought process began..
Many patients who have to exercise their limbs have to take the help of Physiotherapists.. The more they exercise properly, the earlier is the recovery. So when the therapist is away, a patient could simply wear this arm and exercise on his own.