DESIGN OF A MODULE FOR CONTINUOUS PASSIVE MOTION TO BE USED IN EQUIPMENT FOR THE REHABILITATION OF ELBOW AND FOREARM
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Callegaro A. M., Caten C. S. t., Jung C. F., Fogliatto F. S., Tonetto L. M.
Section: ENGINEERING DESIGN PRACTICE
The continuous passive motion (CPM) is a physical therapy resource may be performed using a CPM device. In this paper we present the development of a CPM module required to rehabilitate the human elbow and forearm. The module was developed following recommendations from a classical product development model. A working prototype was designed and constructed, and stakeholders’ needs were fully contemplated in the module’s design. The new device can be tested on human subjects when connected to an equipment for the rehabilitation of elbow and forearm.