Wrist Gimbal Rehabilitation Device
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Summary: A low-cost upper-extremity rehabilitation exoskeleton
Description: Wrist Gimbal is an innovative, robust, and versatile upper-extremity rehabilitation
exoskeleton that enables a platform to administer robot-aided motor rehabilitation in a clinical
setting to improve and assess wrist and forearm motor functions of stroke patients through
therapeutic movement exercises. Wrist Gimbal includes a game-like visual interface that
motivates patients to complete the exercises and is able to augment the movement tasks with
easily adjustable assistive or resistive feedback forces to tailor the therapy protocol for patients'
specific needs and capabilities. Currently such devices costs upwards of $100K - we hope to
have a device on the market that can retain for approximately $20K with improved results.
A video of the robot demonstrating key design aspects and example force-feedback modalities
is available on YouTube. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AMcRhpIETY)
Main Advantages of this Invention
 Less expensive than current methods
 Can be used in the home as well as
 Plans to use similar concepts on other
body areas
Potential Areas of Application
 Rehabilitation of the wrist/arm area
 Personal health market
Stage of Development: prototype
ID number: 14041
Intel ectual Property Status: US utility patent pending (application #14/741,710)
Opportunity: We are seeking an investor or strategic partner to help develop this portfolio.
For more information contact:
William Vaughan, Director of Technology Transfer
Colorado School of Mines, 1500 Illinois Street, Guggenheim Hall Suite 314, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-384-2555; e-mail: wvaughan@mines.edu