Development of gait training system to encourage swinging the upper limbs based on the phase change of the shoulder horizontal rotation at heel contact

Yasutaka Nakashima, Shinya Kawano, Yuya Matumoto, Yo Kobayashi, Masakatsu G. Fujie, Motoji Yamamoto

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Abstract

In this study, we describe a manipulator that induces a horizontal surface rotation motion of the shoulder so as to change the phase difference between the shoulder and the upper arm. We constructed an algorithm that estimates the time of heel contact while participants walk on a treadmill, and controls the axial rotation angle of the shoulder at that time. We verified the accuracy of the proposed algorithm via experiment with healthy young participants, and found that it could control the angle of the manipulator. The experimental results showed that the amplitudes of the upper limbs' center of mass trajectory were increased significantly when the phase difference between the shoulder and upper arm was between 0 [°] to 20 [°]. This study shows that it is possible to train people to change the phase difference between their shoulder and upper arm, and thereby increase the amplitude of the upper limb swing. In the future, we will verify this experiment in the older population.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIM 2015 - 2015 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages933-936
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467391078
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 25 2015
EventIEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2015 - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jul 7 2015Jul 11 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM
Volume2015-August

Other

OtherIEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityBusan
Period7/7/157/11/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Nakashima, Y., Kawano, S., Matumoto, Y., Kobayashi, Y., Fujie, M. G., & Yamamoto, M. (2015). Development of gait training system to encourage swinging the upper limbs based on the phase change of the shoulder horizontal rotation at heel contact. In AIM 2015 - 2015 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (pp. 933-936). [7222658] (IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM; Vol. 2015-August). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/AIM.2015.7222658