Experimental evaluation of upper limb function by using the mechanical power factor

Shin'ichi Osada, Takahiro Mizoguchi, Tomoyuki Shimono, Kouhei Ohnishi

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Abstract

Functional recovery for paralyzed patients is realized by repetition of trainings with advice from the therapist. However, in clinical practice, output function of patients is evaluated by qualitative way. For effective training, therapists must quantitatively evaluate the patient's limbs function. To improve this matter, evaluation method of human motion using mechanical power factor is proposed in this study. 'Power factor' has also been used in the electrical system, it can be applied to the mechanical system based on an analogy. In electrical system, power factor represents the percentage of power that is effectively consumed by the load impedance. By using mechanical power factor, impedance characteristics of upper limbs can be acquired. This paper describes the concept of power factor in mechanical system and the evaluation method of upper limb function by using mechanical power factor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages6415-6420
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509034741
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 21
Event42nd Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2016 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 2016 Oct 242016 Oct 27

Other

Other42nd Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2016
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period16/10/2416/10/27

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Osada, S., Mizoguchi, T., Shimono, T., & Ohnishi, K. (2016). Experimental evaluation of upper limb function by using the mechanical power factor. In Proceedings of the IECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society (pp. 6415-6420). [7793207] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2016.7793207