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The PrHand: Functional assessment of an underactuated soft-robotic prosthetic hand (2022)
Conference Proceeding
De Arco, L., Ramos, O., Múnera, M., Moazen, M., Wurdemann, H., & Cifuentes, C. A. (2022). The PrHand: Functional assessment of an underactuated soft-robotic prosthetic hand. In 2022 9th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference for Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob). https://doi.org/10.1109/BioRob52689.2022.9925316

Functional tests aim to compare the functionality of a prosthesis with a human hand. The main objective of this work is to present and evaluate an affordable prosthesis (PrHand) built with soft robotic technologies and novel joints based on compliant... Read More about The PrHand: Functional assessment of an underactuated soft-robotic prosthetic hand.

Optical fiber angle sensors for the PrHand prosthesis: Development and application in grasp types recognition with machine learning (2022)
Conference Proceeding
De Arco, L., Pontes, M. J., Vieira Segatto, M. E. V., Monteiro, M. E., Cifuentes, C. A., & Díaz, C. A. R. (2022). Optical fiber angle sensors for the PrHand prosthesis: Development and application in grasp types recognition with machine learning. . https://doi.org/10.1109/LAEDC54796.2022.9908232

This work presents the instrumentation of the PrHand upper-limb prosthesis with optical fiber sensors to measure the angle of the proximal interphalangeal joint. The angle sensors are based on bending-induced loss and are fabricated with polymer opti... Read More about Optical fiber angle sensors for the PrHand prosthesis: Development and application in grasp types recognition with machine learning.

Mirror-based robotic therapy for ankle recovery with a serious game: A case study with a neurological patient (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Pino, A., Gomez-Vargas, D., Garzón, A., Roberti, F., Carelli, R., Múnera, M., & Cifuentes, C. A. (2022). Mirror-based robotic therapy for ankle recovery with a serious game: A case study with a neurological patient. . https://doi.org/10.1109/ICORR55369.2022.9896510

Neuromuscular disorders, such as foot drop, severely affect the locomotor function and walking independence after a brain injury event. Mirror-based robotic therapy (MRT) has been a promising rehabilitation strategy favouring upper limb muscle streng... Read More about Mirror-based robotic therapy for ankle recovery with a serious game: A case study with a neurological patient.

Physical human-robot interaction influence in ASD therapy through an affordable soft social robot (2022)
Journal Article
Pinto-Bernal, M. J., Cespedes, N., Castro, P., Munera, M., & Cifuentes, C. A. (2022). Physical human-robot interaction influence in ASD therapy through an affordable soft social robot. Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 105(3), Article 67. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10846-022-01617-0

In the latest years, there has been a rise in social robotics' interest as a support tool in various scopes. For instance, social robots have been used in Autism treatments, improving social skills, social interaction, and children's daily activities... Read More about Physical human-robot interaction influence in ASD therapy through an affordable soft social robot.