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JRM Vol.26 No.3 pp. 302-309
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0302
(2014)

Review:

Development of Rehabilitation Systems for the Limbs Using Functional Fluids

Junji Furusho and Makoto Haraguchi

Fukui University of Technology, 3-6-1 Gakuen, Fukui City, Fukui 910-0028, Japan

Received:
March 17, 2014
Accepted:
April 8, 2014
Published:
June 20, 2014
Keywords:
rehabilitation robot, functional fluid, ER fluid, MR fluid, virtual reality
Abstract

PLEMO-Prototype

Many patients who have their movement impaired by paralysis after a cerebral stroke require extensive rehabilitation. Rehabilitation support systems for the upper limbs using force display devices are expected to quantify the effects of rehabilitative training and enhance the motivation of patients. Furusho and Haraguchi have developed force display systems for rehabilitation training that use functional yet highly safe fluid actuators and brakes for the EMUL, Robotherapist and PLEMO Series.

Cite this article as:
J. Furusho and M. Haraguchi, “Development of Rehabilitation Systems for the Limbs Using Functional Fluids,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.26, No.3, pp. 302-309, 2014.
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