Intelligent corset to support rollover of cancer bone metastasis patients - Mechanism to restrict the trunk ROM

Takeshi Ando, Jun Okamoto, Masakatsu G. Fujie

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    Abstract

    A mechnism using a pneumatic artfitial rubber muscle (PARM) to restrict trunk twisting range of motion was proposed and an intelligent corset was developed to support the rollover movement of cancer bone metastasis patients. In this research, the specifications of the intelligent corset were deteminated so that it could perform in the same way as a traditional hard corset. Furthermore, based on the permitted trunk twist angle derived from interviews with hospital nurses, systems were evaluated for detecting the intention of rollover, using a neural network to recognize rollover, and using a PARM to restrict trunk Range Of Motion (ROM). Through experimentation, the effectiveness of the intelligent corset was confirmed in ULPT and LLPT rollover movements. However, in 11 % of the LLFT rollover trials, the twisting angle was higher than the permitted angle. Additionally, it was found that the intelligent corset solved the problem of the hard corset that patients feel pressure because of the constant restriction. In future, the intelligent corset will be evaluated in the clinical test.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS
    Pages723-728
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS - Nice
    Duration: 2008 Sep 222008 Sep 26

    Other

    Other2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS
    CityNice
    Period08/9/2208/9/26

    Keywords

    • Bone cancer metastasis
    • Intelligent corset
    • Rollover movement
    • Trunk twist range of motion (ROM)

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Ando, T., Okamoto, J., & Fujie, M. G. (2008). Intelligent corset to support rollover of cancer bone metastasis patients - Mechanism to restrict the trunk ROM. In 2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS (pp. 723-728). [4650770] https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2008.4650770