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 Oct 23
Event2012 9th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012 - Chengdu, China
Duration: 2012 Aug 52012 Aug 8

Publication series

Name2012 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012

Conference

Conference2012 9th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012
CountryChina
CityChengdu
Period12/8/512/8/8

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Keywords

  • MRI compatible
  • finger rehabilitation
  • hand exoskeleton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Tang, Z. J., 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] (2012 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2012.6283177