Development of an urination assist system - A bladder compressing system with a link-work mechanism

Kazuo Kiguchi, Yoshihiko Sakamoto, Keiji Nakashima, Jiro Uozumi

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a compact urination assist system that is implantable in a patient who has difriculty in urination caused by the decline of bladder muscular power, disconnection of the nerve to a bladder, etc. in order to assist the urination. The proposed system assists the urination by directly pushing the bladder of the patient using a link-work mechanism. SMA springs and Peltier elements are used to activate the proposed system. The effectiveness of the proposed system is evaluated by experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2007 4th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event4th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2007 - Kumamoto, Japan
Duration: May 8 2007May 10 2007

Other

Other4th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2007
CountryJapan
CityKumamoto
Period5/8/075/10/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kiguchi, K., Sakamoto, Y., Nakashima, K., & Uozumi, J. (2007). Development of an urination assist system - A bladder compressing system with a link-work mechanism. In Proceedings of the 2007 4th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2007 [4280068] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMECH.2007.4280068