A study on the effect of vibration stimulation phase to knee joint extension motion change for perception-assist

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Abstract

In order to assist the perception-abilities of elderly parsons and/or handicapped parsons, the perception-assist have been studied. In the perception-assist, user's dangerous motion is modified to safety motion automatically by using several motion changing methods. On the other hand, it is revealed that human knee joint extension motion can be changed by vibrating hamstring muscles. The final goal of this study is to modify knee joint extension motion to desired motion by using vibration stimulation for lower-limb perception-assist. For this purpose, this study aims to find an effective method for knee joint motion change. In the experiment of this study, the tendons of lateral hamstring muscles and/or medial hamstring muscles are vibrated during knee joint extension motion. Furthermore, when vibration is added to both tendons of hamstring muscles, two patterns of the phase of vibration stimulation is added and the effect of vibration stimulation phase is estimated. The experimental results show that when vibration stimulation was added to both tendons of hamstring muscles, the effect of vibration stimulation to knee joint extension motion change is the largest.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMHS 2017 - 28th 2017 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-3
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538633144
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 28 2018
Event28th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2017 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: Dec 3 2017Dec 6 2017

Publication series

NameMHS 2017 - 28th 2017 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science
Volume2018-January

Other

Other28th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2017
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period12/3/1712/6/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Honda, K., & Kiguchi, K. (2018). A study on the effect of vibration stimulation phase to knee joint extension motion change for perception-assist. In MHS 2017 - 28th 2017 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science (pp. 1-3). (MHS 2017 - 28th 2017 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science; Vol. 2018-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MHS.2017.8305229