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Meal assistance robot with ultrasonic motor
Author(s): Yasuhiro Kodani; Kanya Tanaka; Yuji Wakasa; Takuya Akashi; Masato Oka
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we have constructed a robot that help people with disabilities of upper extremities and advanced stage amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients to eat with their residual abilities. Especially, many of people suffering from advanced stage ALS of the use a pacemaker. And they need to avoid electromagnetic waves. Therefore we adopt ultra sonic motor that does not generate electromagnetic waves as driving sources. Additionally we approach the problem of the conventional meal assistance robot. Moreover, we introduce the interface with eye movement so that extremities can also use our system. User operates our robot not with hands or foot but with eye movement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6794, ICMIT 2007: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials, 67943O (9 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.783967
Show Author Affiliations
Yasuhiro Kodani, Yamaguchi Univ. (Japan)
Kanya Tanaka, Yamaguchi Univ. (Japan)
Yuji Wakasa, Yamaguchi Univ. (Japan)
Takuya Akashi, Ube National College of Technology (Japan)
Masato Oka, Ube National College of Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6794:
ICMIT 2007: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials
Minoru Sasaki; Gisang Choi Sang; Zushu Li; Ryojun Ikeura; Hyungki Kim; Fangzheng Xue, Editor(s)

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