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Redesign of the E-Cone: A tool for treatment of hand disease

Wang, Haitao (2017) Redesign of the E-Cone: A tool for treatment of hand disease.

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Abstract:E-Cone is a medical device that was developed to help patients with hand diseases exercise their hands and better distribute their hand force. Since the previous E-Cone had a lot of disadvantages, we redesigned the whole device with new hardware and software with cheaper solutions. First, we built our own pressure sensor with higher resolution than the previous one. Then, we designed a new control board with a new microcontroller and other electronics. We implemented wireless data transmission method instead of using the wired USB. After rewriting the software part, the new sensor is able to capture pressure image of our hands properly. Unlike the previous way using a specific software installed on PC to display the pressure image, a web server was set up on the new controller. We could access to the real-time pressure image through a web browser on any device. Analysis of the new sensor and software was made and existed problems were also pointed out. Yet, the final output of our work is a new pressure image acquisition system with stable function. The complete product is waiting to be finished.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:53 electrotechnology, 54 computer science
Programme:Embedded Systems MSc (60331)
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