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JACIII Vol.21 No.3 pp. 409-416
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2017.p0409
(2017)

Paper:

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

Corresponding author

Received:
July 5, 2016
Accepted:
December 7, 2016
Online released:
May 19, 2017
Published:
May 20, 2017
Keywords:
left-right asymmetry, human adaptation, human centered, pedaling, rehabilitation machine
Abstract

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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