Design of an MRI compatible robot for finger rehabilitation

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    Abstract

    Studying the brain's recovery process after a stroke during the rehabilitation therapy (ReT) can help to provide important information leading to new rehabilitation treatment and also may help physiotherapists to tailor an optimized training plan for each patient. However, there are few devices that could be used as daily training rehabilitation tool and also can be used for studying the brain activity during ReT. Therefore, in our research, we developed an MRI compatible robot for finger rehabilitation, which possesses the required functions both. The mechanics of this robot were designed to be adjustable to different persons' finger phalanges, and also the gap between one finger to another can be easily changed. By using an ultrasonic motor as its actuator, the device has been designed to be portable, with a high torque output. It enables the client 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 performance of the device.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012
    Pages611-616
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event2012 9th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012 - Chengdu
    Duration: 2012 Aug 52012 Aug 8

    Other

    Other2012 9th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012
    CityChengdu
    Period12/8/512/8/8

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    Patient rehabilitation
    Magnetic resonance imaging
    Robots
    Brain
    Mechanics
    Actuators
    Torque
    Ultrasonics
    Recovery
    Experiments

    Keywords

    • finger rehabilitation
    • hand exoskeleton
    • MRI compatible

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering

    Cite this

    Tang, Z., Sugano, S., & Iwata, H. (2012). Design of an MRI compatible robot for finger rehabilitation. In 2012 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012 (pp. 611-616). [6283177] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2012.6283177

    Design of an MRI compatible robot for finger rehabilitation. / Tang, ZhenJin; Sugano, Shigeki; Iwata, Hiroyasu.

    2012 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012. 2012. p. 611-616 6283177.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Tang, Z, Sugano, S & Iwata, H 2012, Design of an MRI compatible robot for finger rehabilitation. in 2012 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012., 6283177, pp. 611-616, 2012 9th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012, Chengdu, 12/8/5. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2012.6283177
    Tang Z, Sugano S, Iwata H. Design of an MRI compatible robot for finger rehabilitation. In 2012 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012. 2012. p. 611-616. 6283177 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2012.6283177
    Tang, ZhenJin ; Sugano, Shigeki ; Iwata, Hiroyasu. / Design of an MRI compatible robot for finger rehabilitation. 2012 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012. 2012. pp. 611-616
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