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Biomechatronics in Medicine and Healthcare

1st Edition

Edited by Raymond Tong Kaiyu

Jenny Stanford Publishing

250 pages | 35 Color Illus. | 99 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2011-08-29
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Description

This book presents experts’ insights into the emerging technologies and developments that are being or will be utilized in the medical profession to meet a variety of clinical challenges. It demonstrates the application of biomechatronics to provide better care and service. It also incorporates new and exciting multidisciplinary areas of research across the medical and engineering fields, such as robotic therapeutic training system for stroke rehabilitation, exoskeletons for daily activities on persons with disability, functional electrical stimulation, and wireless active capsule endoscopy. Each chapter provides substantial background material relevant to the particular subject.

Reviews

"This book introduces the biomechatronics in rehabilitation engineering. It covers from the basic principles to various applications which is very helpful for students and people working in this area."

—Prof. Shangkai Guo, Tsinghua University

Table of Contents

Preface

Contents

An Introduction to Biomechatronics

What is Biomechatronics?

Why Study Biomechatronics?

Conclusions

A Wearable Exoskeletal Rehabilitation Robot for Interactive Therapy

Introduction

What is Robot-Assisted Rehabilitation?

Review of Rehabilitation Robots for the Upper-Extremity

Robotic Upper-extremity Repetitive Trainer–RUPERT

Robot Controller and Therapy Modes

A Virtual Reality-Based Biofeedback Interface

Clinical Study

Conclusion

Development of Gait-Assisted Robot WPAL (Wearable Power-Assist Locomotor) for Paraplegia

Introduction

Overview of Gait Reconstruction of Sci With Orthoses

Introduction of Walking Ability and Prediction of Walking Ability of Primewalk

Limitation of Orthosis and Future of Robotics

Advantages to Introduce Robotics to Sci Gait Reconstruction

Conclusion

Robot-Assisted Rehabilitation of Hand Function After Stroke with the HapticKnob and the Hand CARE

Introduction

Hand function after stroke

Robot-assisted Rehabilitation of Hand Function

Promises of robot-assisted therapy of hand function

Conclusions

A Novel Continuous Intention-Driven Rehabilitation Robot and Its Training Effectiveness

Introduction

Rehabilitation Robotic System with Continuous Intention Driven Control

Evaluation on Training Effectiveness

Conclusions

Future Studies

Acknowledgement

Hand Rehabilitation Robot using Electromyography

Introduction to Rehabilitation Robots

Design of the Hand Rehabilitation Robot

Experiment Procedure

Pilot Clinical Evaluation of Hand Functions of ELDERLY and Stroke Subjects

Conclusion

Acknowledgement

Functional Electrical Stimulation Leg Exercise: From Technology to Therapy

Introduction

Exercise for People with Neurological Disabilities

Electrical Stimulation of Muscles

Fes-Evoked Exercise

Technical Development of Fes Exercise Machines

Conclusions

Combined Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) and Robotic System Driven by User Intention for Post-Stroke Wrist Rehabilitation

Introduction

The Combined Fes-Robot System

System Performance Evaluation

Fes-Robot Assisted Wrist Training

Conclusions

Acknowledgement

Development of Robots for Active Rehabilitation of the upper Limbs on the Transverse Plan for Stroke Patients

Introduction

Our Planar Rehab Robot for Upper Limbs

Evaluation of Benefits for Rehabilitation with Robots

Future Development

Conclusions

Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Systems and Augmented Feedback

Introduction

Stroke

Rehabilitation Therapy

Robotic Devices

Augmented Feedback

Conclusions

Isokinetic Exercise Machine Using High Performance MR Fluid Brake and Iso-Contraction Exercise

Introduction

Conventional Isokinetic Exercise & Proposed Iso-contraction Exercise

Experimenta lSetup

Isokinetic Exercise

Iso-Contraction Exercise

Conclusions

Robotic-Assisted Technology for Medical Training Purposes

Motor Control and Learning

Recent Advances in Medical Training

Assessment of Clinical Competence as an Approach to Provide Quantitative Information

Reproduction of Task Conditions as an Approach to Provide Multimodal Feedback

Conclusions

Wireless Active Capsule Endoscope: State-of-the-Art and Challenges

Introduction

Major Working Wireless Capsule Endoscope

Wireless Active Capsule Endoscope

Conclusion and Future Prospect

Color Inserts

Index

About the Editor

Dr. Raymond Tong Kaiyu received his PhD in bioengineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, in 1998. He joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1999 and the Department of Health Technology and Informatics as an associate professor in 2008. His research interests include rehabilitation robot and functional electrical stimulation system for persons who have suffered stroke. His research and innovation have received Faculty Award on Research and Scholarly Activities(FHSS, PolyU) in 2009; Grand Award from HKIE innovation awards for young members(The Hong Kong Institute of Engineers) in 2008; Gold award from Brussels Eureka 2007 (also known as the 56th World Exhibition of Innovation, Research and Industrial Innovation); Gold award from the 5th China International Invention Exhibition 2004; and Certificate of Merit in Consumer Product Design from the Hong Kong Award for Industry 2003. He teaches subjects related to bioinstrumentation, medical devices, clinical electrophysiology, medical device regulatory (FDA, ISO, MDD), and intellectual property (Patent).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED009000
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science