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Revista Cubana de Informática Médica

On-line version ISSN 1684-1859

Abstract

LUENGAS C., Lely Adriana. Methodology algorithm to develop mechatronic devices to help people with muscular dystrophy. RCIM [online]. 2018, vol.10, n.2, e04. ISSN 1684-1859.

Introduction:

The technological advance allows developing technological equipment and technical aids that support the treatment directed to a patient.

Objective:

Generate an algorithm to develop mechatronic devices as technical aids for people with physical disabilities.

Methods:

A descriptive study design classification was used as a basis for the proposal of a methodology for the design and implementation of technical assistance devices in people with muscular dystrophy. The proposal refers to the set of techniques, procedures and documentary supports used in the design of technical assistance systems, where diverse aspects are integrated in such a way that the overall process is logical and understandable.

Results:

The design obtained includes the development of four methodologies, which begin with the investigative process, then the mechanical device, then the electronic system and ends with the communication system. Guidelines are given to generate each of the components of the system and achieve a functional device. The design was tested with favorable results.

Conclusions:

In the area of ​​physical rehabilitation, medical and engineering knowledge are combined to obtain technological solutions that facilitate the work of people with physical disabilities. The developed design, having an ordered set of systematic operations and a series of specific guidelines for the execution of activities, where a series of stages are taken, allows solving the type of reference problems.

Keywords : Technical aids; Medical rehabilitation; Exoskeleton.

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