Clinical training with mouth opening and closing training robot WY-3

Hideaki Takanobu, Masayuki Nakazawa, Atsuo Takanishi, Kayoko Ohtsuki, Masatoshi Ohnishi

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Abstract

This paper describes the development of a mouth-opening and -closing training robot WY-3 (Waseda Yamanashi-3) that has been designed and developed by combining oral-maxillofacial surgery and robotics. Mouth-opening training is useful for the rehabilitation of patients who have problems opening and closing their mouths. Conventional mouth-opening apparatuses (such as wooden screws, bite blocks and clothespins type apparatus) only increase mouth-opening distance and do not have actuators, sensors, and/or control systems. Moreover, during therapy the quantitative force data is unknown in spite of its importance for the standardization of mouth-opening and -closing training. Mouth-opening and -closing training robot WY-3 consists of mechanical, actuation, sensor, and control systems. As a result of therapy using WY-3, the mouth-opening distance increased from 36 to 41[mm].

Original languageEnglish
Pages1604-1609
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
Event1999 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'99): Human and Environment Friendly Robots whith High Intelligence and Emotional Quotients' - Kyongju, South Korea
Duration: 1999 Oct 171999 Oct 21

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Other1999 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'99): Human and Environment Friendly Robots whith High Intelligence and Emotional Quotients'
CityKyongju, South Korea
Period99/10/1799/10/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Takanobu, H., Nakazawa, M., Takanishi, A., Ohtsuki, K., & Ohnishi, M. (1999). Clinical training with mouth opening and closing training robot WY-3. 1604-1609. Paper presented at 1999 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'99): Human and Environment Friendly Robots whith High Intelligence and Emotional Quotients', Kyongju, South Korea, .