ALAN (Advanced upper-Limb Autonomous Neuro-rehabilitation) has been my final year team project at University of Leeds (MEng Mechatronics and Robotics course). In 2016 it has won the global NI Student Design Contest and received an Engineering Impact Award at NI Week 2016 (Austin,TX).
Project ALAN has been a multidisciplinary team development aiming to create a commercially-viable rehabilitation device for use in of post-stroke patient therapy. This undertaking has also successfully delivered an advanced robotic testing solution to evaluate these rehabilitation-focused systems. Additionally Project ALAN presents the concept of robotics-enabled remote physiotherapy, which shows potential to allow wider access to post-stroke rehabilitation at much lower cost and higher efficiency than conventional therapy methods while addressing data security.
More information can be found here.
Two robotic arms created for physiotherapy device testing - 3D printed arm based on InMoov desing (left) and our bespoke design (right)
A demonstration of the therapy device and one of the arms in action