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Author Zhenjin Tang ♦ Sugano, S. ♦ Iwata, H.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2013
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Other branches of engineering
Subject Keyword Actuators ♦ MRI compatible ♦ Magnetic resonance imaging ♦ Thumb ♦ ultrasonic motor ♦ Robot sensing systems ♦ brain image ♦ Joints ♦ finger rehabilitation
Abstract This paper introduces the design, fabrication and evaluation of the second generation prototype of a magnetic resonance compatible finger rehabilitation robot. It can not only be used as a finger rehabilitation training tool after a stroke, but also to study the brain's recovery process during the rehabilitation therapy (ReT). The mechanical design of the current generation has overcome the disadvantage in the previous version[13], which can't provide precise finger trajectories during flexion and extension motion varying with different finger joints' torques. In addition, in order to study the brain activation under different training strategies, three control modes have been developed, compared to only one control mode in the last prototype. The current prototype, like the last version, uses an ultrasonic motor as its actuator to enable the patient to do extension and flexion rehabilitation exercises in two degrees of freedom (DOF) for each finger. Finally, experiments have been carried out to evaluate the performances of this device.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Modern Mech. Eng., Waseda Univ., Tokyo, Japan (Zhenjin Tang; Sugano, S.; Iwata, H.)
ISBN 9781467360227
ISSN 19457901
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-06-24
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
e-ISBN 9781467360241
Size (in Bytes) 1.40 MB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 6


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library