JRM Vol.26 No.1 pp. 103-104
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0103

Development Report:

Hand Motion Assist Robot for Rehabilitation Therapy

Haruhisa Kawasaki*1, Satoshi Ito*1, Yutaka Nishimoto*2,
Satoshi Ueki*3, Yasutaka Ishigure*4, and Tetsuya Mouri*1

*1Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu 501-1193, Japan

*2School of Medicine, Gifu University, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu 501-1194, Japan

*3Toyota National College of Technology, 2-1 Eiseicho, Toyota, Aichi 471-8525, Japan

*4Marutomi Seikou Company Ltd., Aza Ikuda, Kurachi, Seki 501-3936, Japan

August 22, 2013
October 18, 2013
February 20, 2014
hand rehabilitation, master-slave, thumb opposition, self-motion-control

This report presents a new hand motion assist robot for rehabilitation therapy. The robot has exoskeleton with 18 DOFs and a self-motion control – symmetrical master-slave motion assistance training. It assists independent flexion/extension and abduction/adduction of individual hand joints, thumb opposability, palmar flexion/dorsiflexion of the wrist, and forearm pronation/supination.

Cite this article as:
Haruhisa Kawasaki, Satoshi Ito, Yutaka Nishimoto,
Satoshi Ueki, Yasutaka Ishigure, and Tetsuya Mouri, “Hand Motion Assist Robot for Rehabilitation Therapy,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.26, No.1, pp. 103-104, 2014.
Data files:
  1. [1] H. Kawasaki, S. Ito, Y. Ishigure, Y. Nishimoto, T. Aoki, T. Mouri, H. Sakaeda, and M. Abe, “Development of Hand Motion Assist Robot for Rehabilitation Therapy by Patient Self-Motion Control,” Proc. of Int. Conf. on Robot Rehabilitation (ICORR 2007), pp. 234-240, 2007.
  2. [2] S. Ueki, H. Kawasaki, S. Ito, Y. Nishimoto, M. Abe, T. Aoki, Y. Ishigure, T. Ojika, and T. Mouri, “Development of a Hand-Assist Robot With Multi-Degrees-of-Freedom for Rehabilitation Therapy,” IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics, Vol.17, No.1, pp. 136-146, 2011.

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