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JRM Vol.35 No.3 pp. 577-585
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2023.p0577
(2023)

Paper:

Development of Flexion Posture Formation Mechanism in Wearable Type of Flexor Tendon Rehabilitation Equipment

Takeshi Ikeda*1, Yuki Matsutani*2, Masanori Sato*3, Seiji Furuno*4, and Fusaomi Nagata*1

*1Sanyo-Onoda City University
1-1-1 Daigaku-dori, Sanyo-onoda, Yamaguchi 756-0884, Japan

*2Kindai University
1 Takaya-umenobe, Higashi-hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-2116, Japan

*3Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science
536 Aba-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki 851-0193, Japan

*4National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College
5-20-1 Shii, Kokuraminami-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 802-0985, Japan

Received:
December 1, 2022
Accepted:
April 14, 2023
Published:
June 20, 2023
Keywords:
flexor tendon, rehabilitation brace, mechanism, wearable device, flexion posture
Abstract

Rehabilitation robots and rehabilitation braces are in demand, as they aid in reducing a patient’s need for therapist’s attendance and guidance during therapy. This study focuses on the bending of fingers under the tension of the fingertips using clinical equipment and demonstrates the development of a small and versatile rehabilitation brace.

Wearable rehabilitation device

Wearable rehabilitation device

Cite this article as:
T. Ikeda, Y. Matsutani, M. Sato, S. Furuno, and F. Nagata, “Development of Flexion Posture Formation Mechanism in Wearable Type of Flexor Tendon Rehabilitation Equipment,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.35 No.3, pp. 577-585, 2023.
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