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Development an arm robot to simulate the lead-pipe rigidity for medical education

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posted on 04.04.2016 by Chunbao Wang, Lihong Duan, Mengjie Li, Zhijiang Lu, Yajing Shen, Jianjun Wei, Qing Shi, Yulong Wang, Massimiliano Zecca, Weiguang Li, Zhengzhi Wu
Neurologic examination takes an important role in the physical examination. It requires abundant knowledge with prominent skills. Normally, the medical staffs, especially novices are trained to master the skills and accumulate experiences with several methods such as watching video, training with the simulated patient (SP), and so on. However, the drawbacks of the above methods, such as lack of multi-symptoms, lack of active interactions, etc, limit the training effects. To make up them, several kinds of medical training simulators have been developed to improve training effectiveness. However, most of these simulators just focus on mimicking the symptoms. The could not simulate the pathology of diseases. In this paper, we will propose an elbow robot named WKE-2(Waseda Kyotokagaku Elbow Robot No.2) to simulate the symptoms of motor nerve system for neurologic examination training on elbow force examination. In this paper, the mechanism of the elbow robot and physiological neurological model is described. As a sample, the performance of lead-pipe symptoms is introduced. Taking advantage of the robot, the trainee can get a full training on the examination skills and knowledge as well as the understanding of disease effection. Finally, several experiments are performed to verify the proposed robot. The results lead to the consideration that the approach is worth following in further research. 1


This work is partially supported by Waseda GCOE Program, Nansha Scientific Research Project #2014CX07,Natinal Foundation, National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program) #2014AA020907, 2015 public interest research and capacity building projects, Science and Technology Department of Guangdong, #2014A020221004 and #2014A020215004, Clinical Doctor-Basic Scientist Combination Foundation of Shenzhen Second People's Hospital. 2015; Guang xi key scientific and technological project # 2015BC13056.



  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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2015 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, ICIA 2015 - In conjunction with 2015 IEEE International Conference on Automation and Logistics


619 - 624


WANG, C. ... et al, 2015. Development an arm robot to simulate the lead-pipe rigidity for medical education. IN: Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, ICIA 2015, 8th-10th August 2015, Lijiang, China, pp. 619 - 624.




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