172 OpenArms in progress

Development of an open-source instrumented pediatric orthosis for the elbow and shoulder

Intervention area


Start date

January 1, 2024

End date

September 30, 2025

The project aims to develop an open-source pediatric instrumented orthosis for the rehabilitation and assistance of shoulder and elbow movements. The system should be easy to manufacture and assemble, cost-effective, and easily reproducible by others on a non-for-profit basis. The orthosis will be powered using low-cost compact servomotors and will be monitored by kinetic and kinematic sensors.

Lead applicant

Abolfazl Mohebbi

Polytechnique Montréal

Génie mécanique

3 INTER mandates


Sofiane Achiche

Polytechnique Montréal

Génie mécanique

9 INTER mandates