Ankle Rehabilitation Robotic Platform. Part A: Structural Synthesis

Ioan Doroftei 1*, Cristina-Magda Cazacu 1, Stelian Alaci 2

1 “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Mechanical Engineering Faculty
Mangeron Bvd. 43, 700050 Iasi, Romania
2 “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Mechanical Engineering Faculty
Universitatii Str. 13, 720229 Suceava, Romania
* Corresponding author. E-mail:

Robotica & Management, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 06-13

Abstract: The ankle and leg represent an anatomical-functional complex, the role of this complex being to support the body weight in an orthostatic position and to ensure movement, according to the terrain. Therefore, the leg has a static role as well as a dynamic role of equal importance. Ankle joint traumas have an immediate effect on joint instability, so that there is a mobility limitation or even mobility lose of this joint, the ankle needing rehabilitation therapy. A trend of the last decades, in terms of research in the field of robotics, is that of the field of rehabilitation, which aims to improve the rehabilitation process, from the primitive mechanisms currently used, to higher technologies. This trend occurs as a result of the growing number of the aging population, which requires assistance after the occurrence of various accidents. In this paper, structural synthesis of an ankle rehabilitation platform is presented.

Keywords: rehabilitation robot, ankle rehabilitation, structural synthesis.

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