Development of a patient simulator for physical therapy exercise of the upper limb

Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Shinichirou Yamamoto, Kaoru Inoue, Takashi Komeda, Takayuki Arimatsu, Yuko Ito, Hiroyuki Koyama, Yukio Kawakami

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Abstract

Physical therapists play an important role to help people to regain social life after a disease or physical handicap. However, they can obtain their skills only from their practical experiences. The physical therapist trainee can enrich is experience only from the clinical practical training and this opportunity is limited. Therefore, we have been developing the upper limb patient simulator, which reproduce the stiffness of the elbow joint to allow trainees to increase the opportunities to obtain the practical exercise of the physical therapy. The system reproduces the diseases by generating stiffness of the elbow joint when the trainee tries to flex the simulated patient's arm elbow joint. We developed a mechanical part and a control system to realize the patient conditions and the full system has been evaluated by veteran physical therapists.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 9th France-Japan and 7th Europe-Asia Congress on Mechatronics, MECATRONICS 2012 / 13th International Workshop on Research and Education in Mechatronics, REM 2012
Pages391-396
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventJoint 2012 9th France-Japan and 7th Europe-Asia Congress on Mechatronics, MECATRONICS 2012 and 13th International Workshop on Research and Education in Mechatronics, REM 2012 - Paris
Duration: 2012 Nov 212012 Nov 23

Other

OtherJoint 2012 9th France-Japan and 7th Europe-Asia Congress on Mechatronics, MECATRONICS 2012 and 13th International Workshop on Research and Education in Mechatronics, REM 2012
CityParis
Period12/11/2112/11/23

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Education

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Takahashi, Y., Yamamoto, S., Inoue, K., Komeda, T., Arimatsu, T., Ito, Y., ... Kawakami, Y. (2012). Development of a patient simulator for physical therapy exercise of the upper limb. In 2012 9th France-Japan and 7th Europe-Asia Congress on Mechatronics, MECATRONICS 2012 / 13th International Workshop on Research and Education in Mechatronics, REM 2012 (pp. 391-396). [6451038] https://doi.org/10.1109/MECATRONICS.2012.6451038