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IJAT Vol.5 No.4 pp. 472-477
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2011.p0472
(2011)

Paper:

Wrist Rehabilitation Device Using Pneumatic Parallel Manipulator Based on EMG Signal

Masahiro Takaiwa, Toshiro Noritsugu, Norimichi Ito,
and Daisuke Sasaki

The Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University, 3-1-1 Tsushimanaka, Kitaku, Okayama 700-8530, Japan

Received:
February 1, 2011
Accepted:
April 16, 2011
Published:
July 5, 2011
Keywords:
wrist rehabilitation, pneumatic parallel manipulator, EMG, MPF
Abstract

In this study, we focus on a rehabilitation motion of human wrist joint and aim at supporting these rehabilitation training by introducing a mechanical system. A pneumatic parallel manipulator is introduced since it can drive enough D.O.F to correspond to a wrist motion and has inherent compliance characteristics resulted from air compressibility. We propose a new training method for a muscle strengthening training based on ElectroMyoGraphy (EMG), where a payload is set between joint angle and the muscle we want to train directly. In addition, we propose a method to detect muscle fatigue based on a frequency analysis of EMG. The effectiveness of the proposed method is confirmed through some experiments.

Cite this article as:
M. Takaiwa, T. Noritsugu, N. Ito, and <. Sasaki, “Wrist Rehabilitation Device Using Pneumatic Parallel Manipulator Based on EMG Signal,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.5, No.4, pp. 472-477, 2011.
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