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1st Edition

Biomechatronics in Medicine and Healthcare

Edited By

Raymond Tong Kaiyu

ISBN 9789814241618
Published August 29, 2011 by Jenny Stanford Publishing
250 Pages 35 Color & 99 B/W Illustrations

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Book 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.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Biomechatronics
What is Biomechatronics?
Why Study Biomechatronics?
A Wearable Exoskeletal Rehabilitation Robot for Interactive Therapy
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
Development of Gait-Assisted Robot WPAL (Wearable Power-Assist Locomotor) for Paraplegia
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

Robot-Assisted Rehabilitation of Hand Function After Stroke with the HapticKnob and the Hand CARE
Hand function after stroke
Robot-assisted Rehabilitation of Hand Function
Promises of robot-assisted therapy of hand function
A Novel Continuous Intention-Driven Rehabilitation Robot and Its Training Effectiveness
Rehabilitation Robotic System with Continuous Intention Driven Control
Evaluation on Training Effectiveness
Future Studies
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

Functional Electrical Stimulation Leg Exercise: From Technology to Therapy
Exercise for People with Neurological Disabilities
Electrical Stimulation of Muscles
Fes-Evoked Exercise
Technical Development of Fes Exercise Machines
Combined Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) and Robotic System Driven by User Intention for Post-Stroke Wrist Rehabilitation
The Combined Fes-Robot System
System Performance Evaluation
Fes-Robot Assisted Wrist Training
Development of Robots for Active Rehabilitation of the upper Limbs on the Transverse Plan for Stroke Patients
Our Planar Rehab Robot for Upper Limbs
Evaluation of Benefits for Rehabilitation with Robots
Future Development

Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Systems and Augmented Feedback
Rehabilitation Therapy
Robotic Devices
Augmented Feedback
Isokinetic Exercise Machine Using High Performance MR Fluid Brake and Iso-Contraction Exercise
Conventional Isokinetic Exercise & Proposed Iso-contraction Exercise
Experimenta lSetup
Isokinetic Exercise
Iso-Contraction Exercise
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
Wireless Active Capsule Endoscope: State-of-the-Art and Challenges
Major Working Wireless Capsule Endoscope
Wireless Active Capsule Endoscope
Conclusion and Future Prospect
Color Inserts

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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).


"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