Evaluation and training system of muscle strength for leg rehabilitation utilizing an MR fluid active loading machine

Hiroshi Nakano, Masami Nakano

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Abstract

An evaluation and training system of muscle strength for leg rehabilitation has been developed by using a new conceptual loading machine. This loading machine, which is called MR fluid active loading machine, mainly consists of a newly designed magneto-rheological (MR) fluid clutch and a reversible induction motor. The MR fluid clutch produces passively the magnetic field-dependent transmitting torque almost independent of the rotational speed. Because of this feature, the MR fluid clutch will be suitable for the loading machine of a rehabilitation system from a viewpoint of safety and relief. This system can perform the isometric and isokinetic strength evaluations and the isokinetic strength training. And also, the system has applicability to the Range Of Motion training (ROM training). In this paper, the methods of the muscle strength evaluations and training in this system are described, and the performances of the evaluation and training modes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationField and Service Robotics - Results of the 8th International Conference
Pages191-203
Number of pages13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar 11
Event8th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, FSR 2012 - Matsushima, Miyagi, Japan
Duration: 2012 Jul 162012 Jul 19

Publication series

NameSpringer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
Volume92
ISSN (Print)1610-7438
ISSN (Electronic)1610-742X

Other

Other8th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, FSR 2012
CountryJapan
CityMatsushima, Miyagi
Period12/7/1612/7/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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