Design and Development of an Exoskeleton for Paraplegic Patients using FEA
Sadat Kasim Shaikh,  Zaid Usman Sayed,  Mustafa Ahmed Ali Sayed,  Sajjad Rais Sayed,  Iqbal Mansuri
Paraplegia and Gait Impairment in persons with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are associated with weakened muscle control, poor coordination, high metabolic demands and fatigue. Robotic exoskeletons may facilitate them walking and induce better control during walking leading to coordinated muscle activity, reducing metabolic demands and cognitive demands. The purpose of this study is to create a robotic exoskeleton for paraplegic patients who cannot afford expensive rehabilitation or high end walking aids. The project focuses on providing a product which can be afforded by common people. The project lays down the foundation for further studies in the sector, as well as provides important data which will be necessary for the development of an actual model.
Keywords- Mechanical engineering, robotic exoskeleton, paraplegia, ansys, solidworks, FEA
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Sadat Kasim Shaikh,  Zaid Usman Sayed,  Mustafa Ahmed Ali Sayed,  Sajjad Rais Sayed,  Iqbal Mansuri,   "Design and Development of an Exoskeleton for Paraplegic Patients using FEA"
, International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:2321-9939, Volume.9, Issue 2, pp.196-199, June 2021, Available at :http://www.ijedr.org/papers/IJEDR2102032.pdf