Background and Purpose: Knee osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the elderly. Robotic-arm-assist surgery has been shown to increase the accuracy of implant positioning compared to traditional surgical techniques. The purpose of this case report was to look at the impact of physical therapy PT on outcomes and return to golf in a patient following a Mako robotic-arm-assisted UKA. Case Description: The patient was a year-old female referred to outpatient PT one week after having a UKA to treat unicompartmental osteoarthritis of her right R knee. Her treatment included range of motion ROM and strengthening exercises, patellar mobilizations, balance training, patient education, and a home exercise program HEP.
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Modeling an Industrial Robot Arm - MATLAB & Simulink Example
FreeFORM Technologies delivered a complex end-of-arm tooling solution in PH stainless steel for a high-volume automotive inspection process using binder jet 3D printing technology from ExOne. The number of parts being inspected in this factory environment ranges from 50, annually for the lowest-volume piece to , parts annually for the highest volume. A 3D printed piece was part of an assembly that needed to attach to two other EOAT pieces that needed, in turn, to sit 90 degrees to one another for a variety of different inspection techniques. Oftentimes, an EOAT solution developed by Allegheny Electric would be 3D printed in plastic or carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic, or it would be machined in a strong, lightweight material such as aluminum, said Jake Shannon, design engineer at Allegheny Electric. Additionally, machining the desired functionality, even in lightweight aluminum, would have produced an EOAT part that would have been at the upper edge of weight for the FANUC robot arm being used.
Modeling an Industrial Robot Arm
The team at Quanser had submitted a proposal to assist the Canadian Department of National Defence in developing tools to remotely dismantle improvised explosive devices IEDs and needed a partner who could develop tools to integrate technology with their existing platforms. As both teams worked back and forth, Quanser was able to successfully develop its software interface to the Gen 2 robot in a relatively short time frame. These customizations also allowed for joint-space control, which is highly important in robotics research. An error occurred, please try again later. The challenge.
In this case study, Loson and Ensinger cooperated to improve the performance of a robotic arm used in a Delta robot for food packaging lines. Such fast and accurate machines are used in factories for picking and packaging thanks to their speed that makes it possible, in some cases, to perform up to picks per minute. Carbon fibre composite parts in this case carbon woven fabric in an epoxy matrix are designed and produced to reduce weight and inertia, preserving high mechanical properties typical of high quality metal alloys. Although lightness is one of the main targets, heavy metal inserts steel, aluminium or, in few cases, titanium are normally necessary to connect carbon fibre composite parts to other mechanical components, so the benefit of the carbon fibre is partially reduced. The idea is to substitute an insert made of aluminium or another metal, and thus even heavier using a high-performance polymer in order to reduce weight, reduce the risk of corrosion and, at the same time, guarantee the high mechanical performance required by the application.