Development of a human-like neurologic model to simulate the influences of diseases for neurologic examination training

Chunbao Wang, Yohan Noh, Mitsuhiro Tokumoto, Chihara Terunaga, Matsuoka Yusuke, Hiroyuki Ishii, Salvatore Sessa, Massimiliano Zecca, Atsuo Takanishi, Kazuyuki Hatake, Satoru Shoji

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Abstract

Neurologic examination procedures require not only abundant knowledge but also prominent skills. During medical education and training, several methods will be put to use such as watching video, reading books, making use of the simulated patient (SP), and so on. These can help medical staffs, especially novices, to master the skills and accumulate experiences. To make up for the drawbacks of the above methods, such as lack of active interactions, limitation of multi-symptom reproductions, etc, the medical training simulators have been developed to improve training effectiveness. However, most of these simulators only mimic the symptoms. They have no the abilities to show the pathology of diseases. This limits the training effectiveness. In this paper, we propose an elbow robot named WKE-1(Waseda Kyotokagaku Elbow Robot No.1) for neurologic examination training as one part of the whole body patient robot named WKP (Waseda Kyotokagaku Patient). In this robot, we simulate various symptoms occurring during the examination of elbow force, biceps tendon reflex, involuntary action, and also make a physiological neurological model to simulate the pathology of the nervous system. Taking advantage of this robot, the trainee can get a systematic training on both the skills and knowledge. Finally, we take a set of experiments to verify our proposed mechanism and system. The experimental results lead to the consideration that the approach is worth following in further research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013
Pages4826-4831
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 14
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013 - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 2013 May 62013 May 10

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013
CountryGermany
CityKarlsruhe
Period13/5/613/5/10

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Wang, C., Noh, Y., Tokumoto, M., Terunaga, C., Yusuke, M., Ishii, H., Sessa, S., Zecca, M., Takanishi, A., Hatake, K., & Shoji, S. (2013). Development of a human-like neurologic model to simulate the influences of diseases for neurologic examination training. In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2013 (pp. 4826-4831). [6631265] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2013.6631265