• Conference Object  

      Analysis and passive control of a four-bar linkage for the rehabilitation of upper-limb motion 

      Xydas, E. G.; Louca, Loucas S.; Mueller, A. (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2015)
      In the last two decades robotic rehabilitation research provided significant insight regarding the human-robot interaction, helped understand the process by which the impaired nervous system is retrained to better control ...
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      Design and development of a haptic peg-board exercise for the rehabilitation of people with multiple sclerosis 

      Xydas, E. G.; Louca, Loucas S. (Affiliation: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department, University of Cyprus, P.O. Box: 20537, Nicosia, CyprusAffiliation: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department, University of CyprusCorrespondence Address: Xydas, E. G.Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department, University of Cyprus, P.O. Box: 20537, Nicosia, Cyprusemail: mep4ex01@ucy.ac.cy, 2007)
      Peg-in-Hole methods, like the Nine Hole Peg-Board Test (NHPT) and the Perdue board are widely employed for the functional assessment and therapy of the upper limbs of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Such passive devices ...
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      Effect of links’ center of gravity position on the performance of a four-bar linkage as an upper limb rehabilitation mechanism: A parametric study 

      Xydas, E.; Herodotou, P.; Louca, Loucas S.; Mueller, A. (Springer Verlag, 2016)
      It has been shown that mechanisms based on closed kinematic chains, with integrated passive elements (springs) can generate motions that replicate the natural hand motion and therefore they can be potentially useful in ...
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      Identification of kinematic traits in 3D reaching Tasks with the use of a haptic Nine-Hole Peg-Board Test: Comparison between healthy people and people with Multiple Sclerosis 

      Xydas, E. G.; Louca, Loucas S. (Affiliation: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department, University of Cyprus, P.O. Box: 20537, Nicosia, CyprusAffiliation: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department, University of Cyprus, CyprusCorrespondence Address: Xydas, E. G.Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department, University of Cyprus, P.O. Box: 20537, Nicosia, Cyprusemail: mep4ex01@ucy.ac.cy, 2008)
      Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a complex neurological disease that destroys the myelin sheath of the nerves, consequently affecting the motor control ability of the person in numerous ways. Rehabilitation of the upper limb ...
    • Article  

      Minimally actuated four-bar linkages for upper limb rehabilitation 

      Xydas, E.; Mueller, A.; Louca, Loucas S. (2018)
      In the previous years the scientific community dealt extensively with designing, developing and testing robot-based rehabilitation systems. Besides the benefits that resulted for disabled people, this twenty-year endeavor ...
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      Upper limb motion profile during small to medium time-limited reaching tasks in A VR based robotic training environment 

      Xydas, E. G.; Louca, Loucas S. (Affiliation: University of Cyprus, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 75 Kallipoleos Street, Nicosia 1678, CyprusCorrespondence Address: Xydas, E. G.University of Cyprus, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 75 Kallipoleos Street, Nicosia 1678, Cyprusemail: mep4ex1@ucy.ac.cy, 2008)
      In the area of rehabilitation robotics, many researchers have investigated the therapeutic effects of forces that are proportional to the difference of the user's hand trajectory with an optimum trajectory that is usually ...