Human Elbow Joint Motion Change Induced by Tonic Vibration Reflex with Vibration Stimulation

Koki Honda, Kazuo Kiguchi

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Abstract

Vibration stimulation on an antagonist muscle can make human joint motion different from his/her intended motion. This motion change is supposed to be generated by the kinesthetic illusion and/or tonic vibration reflex which is induced by vibration stimulation. In this study, the effect of vibration stimulation on an agonist muscle to human elbow joint flexion motion change was investigated. Vibration stimulation was given to biceps brachii during elbow joint flexion motion in the experiment of this study. The three different frequencies of vibration stimulation were given to the muscle in each trial. The elbow joint motion change from the intended elbow joint motion of the experimental participant was measured by the method of psychophysical experiment. The experimental results suggest that the tonic vibration reflex can induce elbow joint flexion motion change. Furthermore, the amount of elbow joint motion change increased with increasing the frequency of vibration stimulation. In some experimental participant, motion inhibitory effect of vibration stimulation was observed during elbow joint flexion motion. These experimental results indicate that the elbow joint flexion motion change can be generated. The motion change induced by the vibration stimulation on an agonist muscle may be used in the upper limb perception-Assist.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMHS 2018 - 2018 29th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538667927
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
Event29th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2018 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: Dec 10 2018Dec 12 2018

Publication series

NameMHS 2018 - 2018 29th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science

Conference

Conference29th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2018
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period12/10/1812/12/18

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Instrumentation
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Honda, K., & Kiguchi, K. (2018). Human Elbow Joint Motion Change Induced by Tonic Vibration Reflex with Vibration Stimulation. In MHS 2018 - 2018 29th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science [8887032] (MHS 2018 - 2018 29th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MHS.2018.8887032