Development of the oral rehabilitation robot WAO-1

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

*この研究の対応する著者

研究成果: Conference contribution

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抄録

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.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルProceedings of the 2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008
ページ556-561
ページ数6
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2008
イベント2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008 - Scottsdale, AZ, United States
継続期間: 2008 10月 192008 10月 22

出版物シリーズ

名前Proceedings 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
国/地域United States
CityScottsdale, AZ
Period08/10/1908/10/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 人工知能
  • コンピュータ ビジョンおよびパターン認識
  • 生体医工学

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