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Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics

  1. People with disabilities, such as patients with motor paralysis conditions, lack independence and cannot move most parts of their bodies except for their eyes. Supportive robot technology is highly beneficial ...

    Authors: Photchara Ratsamee, Yasushi Mae, Kazuto Kamiyama, Mitsuhiro Horade, Masaru Kojima and Tatsuo Arai
    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2021 8:27
  2. It is a problem that the poor gait function of many elderly people affects their activities of daily living (ADL), and deteriorates their quality of life (QoL). To enhance rehabilitation of the gait function, ...

    Authors: Katsushi Ogawa, Kenji Uegami, Itaru Chiba, Kyono Uno, Hiroki Aoyama, Kazuo Yonenobu and Seonghee Jeong
    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2020 7:27
  3. This paper proposes a stair-climbing gait for a four-wheeled vehicle. The idea and methodology of climbing stairs are described, and the results of experiments are shown. Crawler-type vehicles and vehicles wit...

    Authors: Shuro Nakajima
    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2020 7:20
  4. As the geriatric population expands, caregivers require more accurate training to handle and care for the elderly. However, students lack methods for acquiring the necessary skill and experience, as well as su...

    Authors: Miran Lee, Ko Ameyama, Hirotake Yamazoe and Joo-Ho Lee
    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2020 7:12
  5. Stretching is a major treatment for restoring the ankle range of motion while decreasing the ankle stiffness. An automatic stretching machine can provide long-term continual stretching at home. However, no com...

    Authors: Yuma Shiraishi, Shogo Okamoto, Naomi Yamada, Koki Inoue, Yasuhiro Akiyama and Yoji Yamada
    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2020 7:10
  6. In supermarkets or grocery, a shopping cart is a necessary tool for shopping. In this paper, we have developed an intelligent shopping support robot that can carry a shopping cart while following its owners an...

    Authors: Md Matiqul Islam, Antony Lam, Hisato Fukuda, Yoshinori Kobayashi and Yoshinori Kuno
    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2019 6:18