Design of a New Lower-Limb Rehabilitation Machine
Jinhua She*1,*2,*3, Fajian Wu*1, Toshihiro Mita*1, Hiroshi Hashimoto*4, Min Wu*2,*3,†, and Abdullah M. Iliyasu*5
*1Graduate School of Bionics, Computer and Media Sciences, Tokyo University of Technology
Tokyo 192-0928, Japan
*2School of Automation, China University of Geosciences
Wuhan 430074, China
*3Hubei Key Laboratory of Advanced Control and Intelligent Automation for Complex Systems
Wuhan, Hubei 430074, China
*4Master Program of Innovation for Design & Engineering, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology
Tokyo 140-0011, Japan
*5Electrical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University
Al-Kharj 11942, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Commercially available rehabilitation machines are bisymmetric, and the structure of the machines is fixed. Consequently, they cannot meet various requirements for lower-limb rehabilitation, and people have to adapt themselves to the machines to do exercises. To solve this problem, this paper presents a new kind of rehabilitation machine for the lower limbs. It is left-right asymmetric, and the structure and load of the machine can easily be adjusted to suit different requirements for lower limbs. A prototype of a half model of the machine for one leg is designed and built, and some results of preliminary tests are presented.
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