Development of a clinical jaw movement training robot for intermaxillary traction therapy

Akihisa Okino, Takahiro Inoue, Yu Fujii, Toshihide Nasu, Hideaki Takanobu, Atsuo Takanishi, Kayoko Ohtsuki, Masatoshi Ohnishi

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Abstract

We developed a jaw movement training robot system implementing a 6-degree of freedom (DOF) parallel mechanism, and applied it to jaw opening and closing training, which is one of the therapies for temporomandibular joint disorders. As one application of this system, we developed an intermaxillary traction therapy system that provides non-physiological movements, whereby the patients' jaws receive traction to regenerate healthy temporomandibular joint tissue. This therapy is especially effective for patients with a symptom called "open bite" i.e., those who cannot completely close their jaws. Additionally, the previously developed mastication robot was applied to this robot system as a patient model, and the training movements of the training robot were evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2492-2497
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume2004
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventProceedings- 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 2004 Apr 262004 May 1

Keywords

  • Dental Robotics
  • Intermaxillary Traction Therapy
  • Parallel Robot Mechanism
  • Patient Model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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