Bionics is now science fact! Researchers, doctors, and engineers are creating ways to help patients speed up rehabilitation by allowing them to perform more tasks on their own.
In the application below, the load cell is small enough to mount to the cabling a bionic glove, tasked to measure the forces of the simulated tendons on the hand. From the data measured, a patient may obtain a glove tailored to their assistance level.
- The ZFA Load Cell is mounted inline of the assistance actuator and tendon wire.
- The ZFA load cell will measure forces required to do basic tasks for rehabilitation treatments.
- Measurement feedback collected from the ZFA can be used to diagnose the current status of the patient and track future improvements.
- These measurements can be streamed from the LCV-USB3 up to 4,800 samples per second to a PC for data capture and analysis.
Or the the load cell outputs can be amplified to a PLC with the Amplifiers.