Development of the oral rehabilitation robot WAO-1

Hiroki Koga, Yuichi Usuda, Masao Matsuno, Yu Ogura, Hiroyuki Ishii, Jorge Solis, Atsuo Takanishi, Akitoshi Katsumata

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Abstract

It is well known that the massage therapy is useful for the rehabilitation of various diseases; i.e. oral health problems, etc. Authors have proposed the development of a novel rehabilitation robot designed to provide massage to maxillofacial region (as a therapy to patients with dry mouth, etc.). In this year, we have succeeded in developing the Waseda-Asahi Oral-Rehabilitation Robot No. 1 (WAO-1). WAO-1 is composed by two 6-DOF arms with plungers attached at their end-effector. A virtual compliance control has been implemented to control the positioning and the applied force by the plunger during the massage. Preliminary experiments were carried out to confirm the effectiveness of the proposed system. From the experimental results, we could detect the effectiveness of stimulating the production of saliva, and increasing the skin temperature as well as the size of masseter muscle on volunteers after providing the massage with WAO-1.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008
Pages556-561
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008 - Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Duration: 2008 Oct 192008 Oct 22

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008

Conference

Conference2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008
CountryUnited States
CityScottsdale, AZ
Period08/10/1908/10/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Koga, H., Usuda, Y., Matsuno, M., Ogura, Y., Ishii, H., Solis, J., Takanishi, A., & Katsumata, A. (2008). Development of the oral rehabilitation robot WAO-1. In Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008 (pp. 556-561). [4762801] (Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008). https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2008.4762801