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Romansy 14 pp 549-555 | Cite as

Patient Simulator for Mouth Opening and Closing Training

  • Hideaki Takanobu
  • Kazuyoshi Nakamura
  • Atsuo Takanishi
  • Kayoko Ohtsuki
  • Masatoshi Ohnishi
  • Akihisa Okino
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 438)

Abstract

This paper describes the skull robot as a patient simulator for the mouth opening and closing training. The rehabilitation for the patients who have problems on the jaw joint have been done primarily based on the doctor’s qualitative experience and technique that is unknown to other people. The authors developed a skull robot WOJ-1R as a mechanical patient simulator. This skull robot will be useful for the doctor to develop the strategy of training for the real human patient. Also, it will quantitatively clarify the effectiveness of the robot’s therapy compared with therapy by human. Experimental result of biting force comparison, robot therapy’s force data acting on the skull robot was smaller than the conventional therapy by human.

Keywords

Mouth Opening Temporomandibular Joint Patient Simulator Human Skull Front Tooth 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hideaki Takanobu
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Kazuyoshi Nakamura
    • 4
  • Atsuo Takanishi
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Kayoko Ohtsuki
    • 5
  • Masatoshi Ohnishi
    • 5
  • Akihisa Okino
    • 4
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, School of EngineeringKogakuin UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Humanoid Robotics InstituteWaseda UniversityJapan
  3. 3.Institute for Health Science and EngineeringWaseda UniversityJapan
  4. 4.Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Science and EngineeringWaseda UniversityJapan
  5. 5.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryYamanashi Medical UniversityJapan
  6. 6.Okino Industries, Ltd.Japan

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