An Index for the Evaluation of 3D Masticatory Cycles Variability

Zago, Matteo ;   Ferreira, Claudia Lucia Pimenta ;   Rusconi, Francesca Maria Emilia ;   De Felicio, Claudia Maria ;   Sforza, Chiarella

Tags New technologies and methodologies in human movement analysisJoint biomechanics

A comprehensive index for the analysis of the inter- and intra-subject variability of the 3D masticatory cycles trajectories was introduced...

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An Innovative Laparoscopic Instrument Evaluated by SEMG Analysis

Dufaug, Amandine ;   Goujon, Laurent ;   Barthod, Christine ;   Forestier, Nicolas ;   Skowron, Olivier

Tags Surgical roboticsNew technologies and methodologies in medical robotics and biomechanics

Replacing open surgery in several surgical domains, laparoscopic procedures are responsible for additional solicitations to the surgeons. The...

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Anthropomorphic Dexterous Prosthetic Hand: Mechanical Design

Atasoy, Ahmet ;   Cotur, Yasin ;   Toptas, Ersin ;   Kuchimov, Shavkat ;   Kaplanoglu, Erkan ;   Takka, Semih ;   Ozkan, Mehmed

Tags Modeling and simulation in biomechanics : prostheticsRobotics: prostheticsWearable robotic systems: prosthetics

Dexterity of a prosthetic hand is determined by its grasping and manipulation capabilities. Dexterity combined with anthropomorphic structure...

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Ascending Stair Recognition using Depth Sensing for Improved Intent Recognition of Lower Limb Prostheses

Krausz, Nili Eliana ;   Lenzi, Tommaso ;   Hargrove, Levi

Tags Robotics: prostheticsWearable robotic systems: prostheticsNew technologies and methodologies in medical robotics and biomechanics

The authors propose using vision to improve the performance of powered lower limb prostheses. They present an algorithm that uses depth...

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Assessing the Quality and Symmetry of the Interface Stiffness between Above-Knee Amputees and Prostheses

Fey, Nicholas ;   Kuiken, Todd

Tags Wearable robotic systems: prostheticsRobotics: prosthetics

We developed a technique to compute the mechanical stiffness of the interface connecting lower-limb prostheses and the residual limb of...

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Classification of Fingers and Forearm Motions using Electromyogram and Forearm Shape Changes

Kamei, Yuhei ;   Sanada, Makoto ;   Okada, Shima

Tags New technologies and methodologies in human movement analysisHuman machine interfaces and robotics applicationsBiomechanics and robotics in physical exercise

Recently, robot arm for humanoid is widely developed for medical, welfare, and education. The classification of human arm motion by...

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Comparison of an Expert and Non-Experts in Standing up Guidance

Tamei, Tomoya ;   Shibata, Tomohiro ;   Ikeda, Kazushi

Tags Dynamics in musculoskeletal biomechanicsModeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanicsBiomechanics and robotics: clinical evaluation in rehabilitation and orthopedics

To elucidate skilled standing-up guidance from a chair for elderly and disabled people, this paper analyzes standing up motion of a healthy...

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Design of Training System using Smart Driving and Body-Weight Support Function for Gait and Postural Capability

Kim, Jae Jun ;   Kim, Kyung ;   Kim, Jae-Won ;   Kim, Je-Nam ;   Chong, Woo-Suk ;   Song, Seong-Mi ;   Yu, Chang-Ho ;   Kwon, Taekyu ;   Song, Won-Kyung

Tags Biomechanics and robotics: clinical evaluation in rehabilitation and orthopedicsHardware and control developments in rehabilitation roboticsBiomechanics and robotics in physical exercise

The functions of autonomous driving and body weight support (BWS) is effective in rehabilitation training related to gait and postural balance...

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Development of a Small Vehicle Active Safety System for Transportation Vulnerable

Kim, Chang Won ;   Kim, JungGi ;   Ye, Kanghyun ;   Park, Seung Gyu

Tags Robot-aided mobility: wheelchairs, canes, crutches etc.Assistive and cognitive robotics in aided living

In this research, an active safety system for personal mobility vehicle is developed. When the driver lost his/her attention, this system...

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Development of Haptic Pin-Display for Tactile Map Users

Shimada, Shigenobu ;   Shimojo, Makoto ;   Ino, Shuichi

Tags Tactile displays and perceptionHaptic interfaces

The goals for this study are the concretization of a method for providing support for the capture/creation of nonlinguistic/spatial...

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Development of Vocal Cords of an Infant-Like Vocal Robot based on Anatomical Structure

Kojima, Tomoki ;   Endo, Nobutsuna ;   Kojima, Tomohiro ;   Asada, Minoru

Tags Biologically inspired locomotionMachine learning and control in bioroboticsBiomimetic robotics

Several observational studies suggest that the interactions of infants with their caregivers may have an important role in infant vocalization...

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Embedded Phase Estimation in Finite State Control for Above-Knee Prosthesis using Magnetorheological (MR) Damper

Yilmaz, Atila ;   Sadeghimorad, Amirmahdi ;   Orhanli, Tuna ;   Sahin, Ismail

Tags Robotics: prostheticsModeling and simulation in biomechanics : prostheticsWearable robotic systems: prosthetics

In this study, a design of knee joint prosthesis using a magnetorheological (MR) damper with a monocentric knee mechanism is presented to...

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Estimation of Contact Region during Grasping from Individual Hand Model and Motion Capture Data

Nohara, Ryuki ;   Endo, Yui ;   Tada, Mitsunori ;   Takemura, Hiroshi

Tags New technologies and methodologies in human movement analysis

Measuring contact region between human hand and grasped object is important to conduct biomechanical and ergonomics analysis. To estimate...

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Estimation of Deltoid and Trapezius Muscle Activity during Reaching with and without an Arm Support using Musculoskeletal Modeling

Essers, Johannes Maria Nicolaas ;   Murgia, Alessio ;   Bergsma, Arjen ;   Meijer, Kenneth

Tags Modeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanicsDynamics in musculoskeletal biomechanicsOptimization in musculoskeletal biomechanics

The first aim of this study was to assess the effect of an arm support on muscle activities, estimated using musculoskeletal modelling and...

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Estimation of Prosthetic Knee Actuation System Requirements

Awad, Mohammed Ibrahim ;   Abouhossein, Alireza ;   Dehghani-Sanij, Abbas A. ;   Richardson, Robert ;   Querin, Osvaldo M. ;   Moser, David ;   Zahedi, Saeed

Tags Robotics: prostheticsWearable robotic systems: prostheticsWearable robotic systems: orthotics

This paper presents the kinematics, energy and torque requirements for prosthetic knee actuation system. These parameters are estimated...

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Estimation of the Maximum Pinch Force from Subject-Specific Musculoskeletal Hand Model

Kondo, Masaya ;   Tada, Mitsunori ;   Kurita, Yuichi ;   Ogasawara, Tsukasa

Tags Modeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanicsDynamics in musculoskeletal biomechanicsNew technologies and methodologies in human movement analysis

Many researchers developed musculoskeletal models of human body for biomechanical and ergonomic simulations to analyze kinetics of motions...

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Evaluation of the Body Sway of Bipedally Standing Rat with Cerebellar Dysfunction

Noro, Sekiya ;   Funato, Tetsuro ;   Sato, Yota ;   Sato, Yamato ;   Yanagihara, Dai ;   Aoi, Shinya ;   Tsuchiya, Kazuo

Tags Mechanics of locomotion and balanceNew technologies and methodologies in human movement analysisDynamics in musculoskeletal biomechanics

Human and animals generate body sway during standing. A previous research studied the body sway of human patients with spinocerebellar...

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Ground Collision-Free Motion for Gait Rehabilitation

Hong, Jisoo ;   Chun, Changmook ;   Kim, Seung-Jong ;   Park, Frank Chongwoo

Tags Biomechanics and robotics: clinical evaluation in rehabilitation and orthopedicsBiomechanics and robotics in physical exercise

We present an alternative method of modification of a given gait motion to prevent possible collision between foot and ground during gait...

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Influence of Tactile Vibration Stimuli in Human Fingertips on Inducing Slip Sensation during Deformation of Finger Pad

Umesawa, Yumi ;   Doi, Kouki ;   Fujimoto, Hiroshi

Tags Tactile displays and perceptionHaptic interfaces

Virtual medicine systems require artificial tactile feedback. In this study, we investigated the influence of tactile vibration stimuli in human...

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Influence of TRUCT Braille Character Distance Ratio on Readability of TRUCT Braille for Beginner Braille Reader

Doi, Kouki ;   Nishimura, Takahiro ;   Kawano, Masaru ;   Umesawa, Yumi ;   Matsumori, Harumi ;   Fujimoto, Hiroshi ;   Wada, Tsutomu ;   Sawada, Mayumi ;   Tanaka, Yoshihiro ;   Kaneko, Takeshi ;   Kanamori, Katsuhiro ;   Takei, Masumi

Tags Tactile displays and perceptionHaptic interfaces

Braille learners require a lot of time to acquire Braille character patterns. Therefore, there has been a call from educators to enhance...

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Multi-Joint Isokinetic Exercise Targeting a Specific Lower Limb Muscle Group by using a Robotic Device

Kim, Kyoungsoon ;   Hwang, Beomsoo ;   Jeon, Doyoung

Tags Biomechanics and robotics in physical exerciseHardware and control developments in rehabilitation roboticsBiomechanics and robotics: clinical evaluation in rehabilitation and orthopedics

This research presents an efficient method for training a specific muscle group via multi-joint isokinetic exercise using the 2...

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Muscle Activity based on Knee Alignment during Walking

Saga, Norihiko ;   Nakanishi, Yasutaka

Tags Dynamics in musculoskeletal biomechanicsNew technologies and methodologies in human movement analysisModeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanics

Rapidly progressing aging in Japan presents the worsening social problem of decline of quality of life (QOL) of elderly people. One factor...

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Musculoskeletal Motion Analysis of Thumb: A Cadaveric Study

Tada, Mitsunori ;   Kawano, Yusuke ;   Nakamura, Toshiyasu ;   Sueda, Shinjiro ;   Pai, Dinesh K.

Tags Modeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanicsDynamics in musculoskeletal biomechanics

We present a musculoskeletal motion analysis system to measure bone motion of thumb from cadaver specimen while the extrinsic muscle was...

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Quantitative Biomechanical Kinetic Analysis of Transient Body Behavior during Lateral-Directional Motion of Vehicle Occupant

Hayashi, Yuichiro ;   Hase, Kazunori ;   Takehara, Shoichiro ;   Torigaki, Toshikazu ;   Hirao, Akinari ;   Kudo, Yoshihiro ;   Yamamoto, Yusuke

Tags Human machine interfaces and robotics applicationsNew technologies and methodologies in human movement analysisMechanics of locomotion and balance

Recently, in human centered design of the car seat, it is needed that mutual cooperative relationship during activities of daily living based on...

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Quantitative Evaluation of Muscle Tonus in Rats with Medial and Bilateral Cerebellar Ablation

Shiraishi, Sho ;   Takakusaki, Kaoru ;   Chiba, Ryosuke ;   Ota, Jun

Tags Neural control of movement and robotics applicationsMechanics of locomotion and balance

To evaluate the muscle tonus control function of cerebellum, we measured the withers height and trunk length during walking in rats with...

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Reversing Weight-Perception in Motion on Slope

Zintus-art, Kalanyu ;   Kambara, Hiroyuki ;   Shin, Duk ;   Yoshimura, Natsue ;   Koike, Yasuharu

Tags Psychophysics of human-robot interactionsTactile displays and perceptionHaptic interfaces

Studies showed relationship between dynamics and weight perception to be universally identical across subjects. Here we show a contradicting...

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Selective Control of Mobile Microrobots with Light Fields

Palagi, Stefano ;   Mark, Andrew G. ;   Melde, Kai ;   Zeng, Hao ;   Parmeggiani, Camilla ;   Martella, Daniele ;   Wiersma, Diederik S. ;   Fischer, Peer

Tags Micro-and nano-biorobotics

Mobile microrobots, capable of propulsion and navigation in fluids, could enable novel biomedical procedures, both <i>in vitro</i> and <i>in</i>...

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Sensing Elasticity using Step-Out Vibration of Stepper Motor

Kawai, Toshikazu ;   Sasaki, Yusuke ;   Morita, Yusuke ;   Fujiwara, Masao ;   Yamamoto, Naoki ;   Suzuki, Yasuyuki

Tags Surgical roboticsComputer-assisted surgeryHaptics in robotic surgery

An elasticity sensing method using the vibrational frequency of a stepper motor when step-out occurs was developed that can identify...

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Simulation of Knee-Locked Walking for Designing Powered Orthosis

Obinata, Goro ;   Mizumoto, Ryota ;   Lee, Jaeryoung ;   Genda, Eiichi ;   Hase, Kazunori

Tags Modeling and simulation in biomechanics: orthoticsModeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanicsDynamics in musculoskeletal biomechanics

The purpose of this paper is to study the possibility of walking in 3D with a small number of joints for designing a powered assistive...

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Slipping Characteristics of Multichannel Flexible Tactile Sensor Applicable for a Robot Finger

Tsutsui, Hiroshi ;   Kobayashi, Hiroyuki

Tags Robotics: prostheticsHaptic interfacesHuman machine interfaces and robotics applications

This paper reports the multichannel flexible tactile sensor having finger print applicable for an artificial robot fingers. The tactile sensor...

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Suggestion of Novel Actuator for Assistive and Rehabilitative Device of the Elderly and People with Disability

Kim, Kyung ;   Kim, Jae Jun ;   Chong, Woo-Suk ;   Kim, Je-Nam ;   Yu, Chang-Ho ;   Kwon, Taekyu

Tags New technologies and methodologies in medical robotics and biomechanicsWearable robotic systems: orthoticsAssistive and cognitive robotics in rehabilitation

This paper suggest the novel actuator mechanism to apply to wearable assistive system for the improvement of quality of life of the elderly...

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The Face Tracking System for Rehabilitation Robots

Raif, Pawel ;   Tkacz, Ewaryst

Tags Assistive and cognitive robotics in rehabilitationAssistive and cognitive robotics in aided livingTherapeutic robotics

The paper presents the working model of the face tracking system. The proposed solution may be used as one of the parts of the...

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Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation in Forearm Nerves for Tactile Feedback in Prosthetics Usage

Germany Morrison, Enrique Ignacio ;   Pino, Esteban J ;   Aqueveque, Pablo

Tags Neural-robotic interfacesRobotics: prostheticsTactile displays and perception

A study involving transcutaneous electrical stimulation was performed, where a series of stimuli with controlled parameters were tested on 5...

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Underwater Surface Reconstruction of Narrow Space by Endoscope and Optical Fiber: Application to Minimally Invasive Surgery

Long, Zhongjie ;   Nagamune, Kouki

Tags Computer-assisted surgeryImage guided surgeryNew technologies and methodologies in medical robotics and biomechanics

In this paper, we propose a system to reconstruct the 3D surface of a synthetic knee using an endoscope and optical fiber under the water....

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Upper Limb Rehabilitation after Stroke using a Portable Haptic Robotic Device: Preliminary Results

Mazzoleni, Stefano ;   Battini, Elena ;   Crecchi, Rossella ;   Posteraro, Federico

Tags Therapeutic roboticsHaptic interfacesBiomechanics and robotics: clinical evaluation in rehabilitation and orthopedics

The goal of this study is to evaluate the effects of upper limb rehabilitation treatment using a novel 2DOFs portable haptic device in...

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White Matter Tract-Following with Flexible Needles for Targeting Subcortical Structures

Lehocky, Craig A. ;   Engh, Johnathan ;   Riviere, Cameron N.

Tags Image guided surgeryPlanning and execution in surgical roboticsComputer-assisted surgery

Diffusion tensor imaging offers a powerful solution for tracking subcortical targets from the surface of the brain. In this work, we acquire...

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Wireless Gait Monitoring System

Kim, Choong Hyun ;   Lee, Chang Min ;   Park, Ji Su

Tags Biomechanics and robotics: clinical evaluation in rehabilitation and orthopedicsAssistive and cognitive robotics in rehabilitationTherapeutic robotics

We present a wireless sensing system using force sensing resistors (FSR) and inertial measurement unit (IMU). The device detects the...

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