A Novel Target Following Solution for an Electric Powered Hospital Bed

Nguyen, Huy Hoang ;   Nguyen, Hung T. ;   Nguyen, Tuan Nghia ;   Clout, Raymond

Tags Assistive and cognitive robotics in aided livingRobot-aided mobility: wheelchairs, canes, crutches etc.Design and development of robots for human-robot interaction

The paper proposes a target following solution for an electric powered hospital bed. First, an improved real-time decoupling multivariable...

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A Robotic Gait Training System Integrating Split-Belt Treadmill, Footprint Sensing and Synchronous EEG Recording for Neuro-Motor Recovery

Liu, Yi-Hung ;   Zhang, Bo ;   Liu, Quanquan ;   Hsu, Wei-Chun ;   Hsiao, Yu-Tsung ;   Su, Jui-Yiao ;   Kobayashi, Yo ;   Fujie, Masakatsu G.

Tags Assistive and cognitive robotics in rehabilitationBrain machine interfaces and robotics application in robot-aided livingNeural control of movement and robotics applications

This paper presents a robotic gait training system for neuro-motor rehabilitation of hemiplegic stroke survivors. The system is composed of a...

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A Tactile Handle for Cane use Monitoring

Trujillo-León, Andrés ;   Ady, Ragou ;   Vidal-Verdu, Fernando ;   Bachta, Wael

Tags Robot-aided mobility: wheelchairs, canes, crutches etc.Tactile displays and perception

Assistive ambulatory devices are used for gait rehabilitation and assistance. In both cases, their benefit is greater when they are used...

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An Ecological Evaluation of the Metabolic Benefits Due to Robot-Assisted Gait Training

Peri, Elisabetta ;   Biffi, Emilia ;   Cristina, Maghini ;   Marzorati, Mauro ;   Diella, Eleonora ;   Pedrocchi, Alessandra ;   Turconi, Anna Carla ;   Reni, Gianluigi

Tags Biomechanics and robotics: clinical evaluation in rehabilitation and orthopedicsNew technologies and methodologies in human movement analysis

Cerebral palsy (CP), one of the most common neurological disorders in childhood, features affected individual’s motor skills and muscle actions....

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An Intelligent Control Framework for Robot-Aided Resistance Training using Hybrid System Modeling and Impedance Estimation

Xu, Guozheng ;   Guo, Xiaobo ;   Zhai, Yan ;   Li, Huijun

Tags Hardware and control developments in rehabilitation roboticsAssistive and cognitive robotics in rehabilitationHuman machine interfaces and robotics applications

This study presents a novel therapy control method for robot-assisted resistance training using the hybrid system modeling technology and...

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Estimating EMG Signals to Drive NeuroMusculoSkeletal Models in Cyclic Rehabilitation Movements

Tagliapietra, Luca ;   Vivian, Michele ;   Sartori, Massimo ;   Farina, Dario ;   Reggiani, Monica

Tags Modeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanicsAssistive and cognitive robotics in rehabilitationAssistive and cognitive robotics in aided living

A main challenge in the development of robotic rehabilitation devices is how to understand patient’s intentions and adapt to his/her current...

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Evaluation of Venous Return in Lower Limb by Passive Ankle Exercise Performed by PHARAD

Yonezawa, Teru ;   Nomura, Kenta ;   Onodera, Takayuki ;   Ichimura, Shiro ;   Takemura, Hiroshi ;   Mizoguchi, Hiroshi

Tags Biomechanics and robotics in physical exerciseAssistive and cognitive robotics in rehabilitationTherapeutic robotics

This paper presents evaluation of venous return, i.e., blood flow volume of vein (BF), in the lower limb after passive exercise performed by...

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Initial Investigation into the Effect of an Active/Passive Exoskeleton on Hammer Curl Performance in Healthy Subjects

Matthew, Robert, Peter ;   Mica, Eric, John ;   Meinhold, Waiman ;   Loeza, Joel, Alfredo ;   Tomizuka, Masayoshi ;   Bajcsy, Ruzena

Tags Assistive and cognitive robotics in aided livingHardware and control developments in rehabilitation roboticsRobotics: orthotics

Assistive robotic devices are traditionally constrained by their power source. Entirely passive devices exist, but are limited by their fixed...

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Preliminary Analysis of Non-Dominant Proprioceptive Acuity and Interlimb Asymmetry in the Human Wrist

Contu, Sara ;   Cappello, Leonardo ;   Konczak, Juergen ;   Masia, Lorenzo

Tags Biomechanics and robotics: clinical evaluation in rehabilitation and orthopedicsNew technologies and methodologies in medical robotics and biomechanicsNew technologies and methodologies in human movement analysis

Proprioception provides information about limb configuration which are essential for planning and controlling its posture and movement....

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Real-Time Transmission of Panoramic Images for a Telepresence Wheelchair

Ha, Van Kha Ly ;   Nguyen, Tuan Nghia ;   Nguyen, Hung T.

Tags Robot-aided mobility: wheelchairs, canes, crutches etc.Human machine interfaces and robotics applicationsDesign and development of robots for human-robot interaction

This paper proposes an approach to transmit panoramic images in real-time for a telepresence wheelchair. The system can provide remote...

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Stiffness-Based Tuning of an Adaptive Impedance Controller for Robot-Assisted Rehabilitation of Upper Limbs

Maldonado, Berenice ;   Mendoza, Marco ;   Bonilla, Isela ;   Reyna-Gutierrez, Ivan

Tags Hardware and control developments in rehabilitation roboticsAssistive and cognitive robotics in rehabilitationHuman machine interfaces and robotics applications

In this paper, the tuning procedure of an adaptive impedance control approach, for upper limb rehabilitation therapies assisted by robots, is...

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Wrist Proprioceptive Acuity: A Comprehensive Robot-Aided Assessment

Cappello, Leonardo ;   Contu, Sara ;   Konczak, Juergen ;   Masia, Lorenzo

Tags Biomechanics and robotics: clinical evaluation in rehabilitation and orthopedicsNew technologies and methodologies in medical robotics and biomechanicsNew technologies and methodologies in human movement analysis

Proprioception is the sense of the body awareness. Proprioceptive deficits represent frequent consequences of several neurological...

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