Development of an upper limb patient simulator for physical therapy exercise

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

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Abstract

Physical therapist plays an important role to help people to regain the social life from disease and 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 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 elbow joint of the patient. 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 publicationIEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventRehab Week Zurich 2011 - 2011 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2011 - Zurich
Duration: 2011 Jun 272011 Jul 1

Other

OtherRehab Week Zurich 2011 - 2011 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2011
CityZurich
Period11/6/2711/7/1

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Keywords

  • patient simulator
  • physical therapy
  • training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Rehabilitation
  • Medicine(all)

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Takhashi, Y., Komeda, T., Koyama, H., Yamamoto, S., Arimatsu, T., Kawakami, Y., Inoue, K., & Ito, Y. (2011). Development of an upper limb patient simulator for physical therapy exercise. In IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics [5975510] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICORR.2011.5975510