156 OMR in progress

Magnetorheological orthoses for upper limb rehabilitation

Intervention area


Start date

January 1, 2023

End date

January 1, 2025

The mandate consists of adapting the design of three ortheses for upper limb rehabilitation (elbow, wrist, fingers) developed at the Centre d’investigations cliniques et d’innovations technologies (CIC 1429) de l’Hôpital Raymond Poincaré, Garches (France) by replacing the brushless gearmotor actuators by magnetorheological actuators, to provide better compliance. A user interface and system to monitor and use these orthoses at home are also to be developed using OpenTera.

Lead applicant

Jean-Sébastien Plante

Université de Sherbrooke

Génie mécanique

7 INTER mandates


François Michaud

Université de Sherbrooke

Génie électrique

35 INTER mandates