Iranian researchers in University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences have designed and developed power hand orthosis in a bid to treat people with paresis The prototype of thus orthosis has been designed and developed in a PhD thesis.
The high-tech project is in line with optimizing the existing design, and indigenizing technology of designing and developing power hand orthosis.
The newly-developed product is light and can be easily used. It can be adopted with muscular and anthropometric properties of people and can be employed in clinic and home.
The first phase of the project which has been accomplished last for a year. Orthosis was designed by engineering software and its construction started after modeling its different parts and insuring its performance.
The second phase included pilot tests on sick and healthy people and its efficiency was tested on several healthy people and people who suffered stroke.
The prototype of the orthosis showed satisfactory results and it is possible to be used it in a treatment protocol.