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Parallel controller construction for a multi-DOF hand rehabilitation equipment
Author(s): Satoshi Ito; Satoshi Ueki; Koji Ishihara; Masayuki Miura; Haruhisa Kawasaki; Yasuhiko Ishigure; Yutakai Nishimoto
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the development of a hand rehabilitation system for stroke patients. Our aim is to provide fine motion exercise for a hand and fingers. Thus, a hand rehabilitation device that assists patients' finger movements was developed. Because this device has 18 degrees of freedom of motion, it is diffcult for disabled patients to use it by themselves. Therefore, an appropriate control strategy and control system are required to allow its safe and effective use. In light of this requirement, a control system was constructed which is comprised of four separated controllers. This paper presents the structure of the control system and introduces the control protocols used in our hand rehabilitation system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6794, ICMIT 2007: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials, 67942B (9 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.784484
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Satoshi Ito, Gifu Univ. (Japan)
Satoshi Ueki, Gifu Univ. (Japan)
Koji Ishihara, Gifu Univ. (Japan)
Masayuki Miura, Gifu Univ. (Japan)
Haruhisa Kawasaki, Gifu Univ. (Japan)
Yasuhiko Ishigure, Marutomi Seiko Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Yutakai Nishimoto, Gifu Univ. School of Medicine (Japan)


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