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01-06-2010, 12:17 AM
Hi all,

Thanks to everyone who replied to my question about different haptic
robots that may be available. The text of my original post was:

We are interested in using a haptic robot for the creation of dynamic,
virtual environments for stroke rehabilitation applications. We need a
system that is powerful enough to support the weight of a subject's
arm and apply stochastic force perturbations with a high-stiffness
effector. I am aware of the HapticMaster device, but would like to
know if there are others. Does anyone have any experience or
recommendations of other, similar devices?

Companies making such devices that were suggested to me were:

Haptic Master (http://www.moog.com/products/haptics-robotics/)
InMotion 2 (http://www.interactive-motion.com/) (from MIT Manus, see
e.g. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC544952/)
Haption (http://www.haption.com/site/eng/html/materiel.php)
Sensable (http://www.sensable.com/products-haptic-devices.htm).

Thanks again,

Ed Chadwick.

Edward K.J. Chadwick PhD.
Lecturer in Biomechanics
Department of Sport and Exercise Science
Aberystwyth University
Penglais Campus
SY23 3FD