Hand rehabilitation device system (HRDS) for therapeutic applications

Mohd Nor Azmi Ab Patar, Takashi Komeda, Takashi Mori, Takaya Seki, Yukio Saito, Jamaluddin Mahmud, Cheng Yee Low

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Abstract

The hand rehabilitation approach for people who are affected by cerebral apoplexy has been a long-standing issue with researchers worldwide. Currently, scientific research has discovered a way to recover the motor function. Moreover, the sensory function can be recovered by neuroplasticity. Previously, the conventional hand rehabilitation approach only focused on the motor function. Therefore, there is a need to develop an effective hand rehabilitation device to recover both the motor and sensory functions. This research embarked on the configuration setup and evaluation of new hand rehabilitation devices using a mechanical stimulation system. The system has directly led to the stimulation of tactile senses, which can later be used to help patients who lack motor and sensory functions. The work was carried out in four stages comprising the development of a programming algorithm, the design and fabrication of the device and finally, an evaluation of the product and its functions. The objective to develop and fabricate a new robust tactile grasping type stimulator for a hand rehabilitation device has been achieved successfully. The preliminary evaluation on a healthy volunteer was carried out to identify the safety factor in the implementation of hardware and software before targeted patients are used.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication"2014 5th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2014
EditorsRaffaella Carloni, Lorenzo Masia, Nicolas Garcia-Aracil, Rui C. V. Loureiro, Roque Saltaren, Herman Van der Kooij, Bram Vanderborght, Loredana Zollo, Sunil Agrawal, Maura Casadio, Adriano A. G. Siqueira, Jose Zariffa, Matteo Bianchi, Domenico Formica, Sasha Blue Godfrey, Leonardo Mattos, Antonio Padilha Lanari Bo, Kevin Cleary, Matteo Fumagalli, Islam S.M. Khalil, Victor Munoz, Hyung-Soon Park, Nikolaos Tsagarakis, Olivier Lambercy, Valentina Squeri, Jose Maria Sabater-Navarro, Marko Ackermann, Arash Ajoudani, Panagiotis Artemiadis, Ashish Deshpande, Luis Eduardo Rodriguez Cheu, Arno H.A. Stienen, Nicola Vitiello
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages381-386
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479931262
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sep 30
Event5th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2014 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 2014 Aug 122014 Aug 15

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
ISSN (Print)2155-1774

Conference

Conference5th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2014
CountryBrazil
CitySao Paulo
Period14/8/1214/8/15

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Ab Patar, M. N. A., Komeda, T., Mori, T., Seki, T., Saito, Y., Mahmud, J., & Low, C. Y. (2014). Hand rehabilitation device system (HRDS) for therapeutic applications. In R. Carloni, L. Masia, N. Garcia-Aracil, R. C. V. Loureiro, R. Saltaren, H. Van der Kooij, B. Vanderborght, L. Zollo, S. Agrawal, M. Casadio, A. A. G. Siqueira, J. Zariffa, M. Bianchi, D. Formica, S. B. Godfrey, L. Mattos, A. P. Lanari Bo, K. Cleary, M. Fumagalli, I. S. M. Khalil, V. Munoz, H-S. Park, N. Tsagarakis, O. Lambercy, V. Squeri, J. M. Sabater-Navarro, M. Ackermann, A. Ajoudani, P. Artemiadis, A. Deshpande, L. E. Rodriguez Cheu, A. H. A. Stienen, ... N. Vitiello (Eds.), "2014 5th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2014 (pp. 381-386). [6913806] (Proceedings of the IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics). IEEE Computer Society.