Basic research on the upper limb patient simulator

Tomohiro Fujisawa, Motoki Takagi, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Kaoru Inoue, Takafumi Terada, Yukio Kawakami, Takashi Komeda

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Abstract

In the field of rehabilitation, physical therapist plays an important role to resume the social life from disease and physical handicap. However, they can obtain their skills only from their practical experiences. The trainee of the physical therapist can earn the experience only from the clinical practical training, and the opportunity is limited. Therefore, we have been developing the upper limb patient simulator, which reproduce the stiffness of elbow joint to allow trainees to increase the opportunities to obtain the exercise of the physical therapy. The system reproduces the diseases by generating stiffness of the elbow joint, when the trainee is trying to flexion the elbow joint of the patient. In this paper, we tried to reproduce the stiffness of Spasticity, that is often seen the patients of stroke and shoulder paralyzed. In addition, we evaluated reproducibility of the stiffness with out system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07
Pages48-51
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07 - Noordwijk, Netherlands
Duration: 2007 Jun 122007 Jun 15

Publication series

Name2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07

Conference

Conference2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07
CountryNetherlands
CityNoordwijk
Period07/6/1207/6/15

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Fujisawa, T., Takagi, M., Takahashi, Y., Inoue, K., Terada, T., Kawakami, Y., & Komeda, T. (2007). Basic research on the upper limb patient simulator. In 2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07 (pp. 48-51). [4428405] (2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR'07). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICORR.2007.4428405