Desarrollo de un exoesqueleto para extremidad inferior para su uso en la recuperación de pacientes hemipléjicos


Farré Breda, Joan


Hemiplegia is defined as complete or incomplete paralysis of half of the human body. Rehabilitation of these patients is critical, as recovery of movement patterns is necessary for the patient to recover mobility. The main objective of this work is to develop an exoskeleton capable of facilitating the reinstatement of the affected lower limb and, in turn, participate in the muscle stimulation necessary to improve patient recovery. In addition, a software has been developed capable of analyzing gait and, subsequently to apply the required electric current to the patient’s muscles (employing electrotherapy), and thus favor their rehabilitation. The proposed exoskeleton has been designed to be obtained by additive manufacturing. A preliminary selection of materials has been made, and the main mechanical loads have been simulated. Finally, in this study, the foundations have been laid to establish synchronization between the electromyogram and the electro stimulator, to facilitate muscle recovery based on the medical criteria.



Gómez Gras, Giovanni
Fernández Esmerats, Joan


IQS SE - Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering