Volume 4, Issue 3, December 2017, Pages 243 - 247
A Piston Finger Device for Restoring the Motor Function of Chronic Plegic Fingers: Analysis of the Piston Finger Technique
Mengsu Wang, Hirofumi Tanabe, Kenji Ooka, Yoshifumi Morita
Available Online 1 December 2017.
- 10.2991/jrnal.2017.4.3.14How to use a DOI?
- Piston finger technique, Plegic finger, Spasticity, Motion analysis, Piston finger device
A piston finger technique (PFT) was developed for restoring the motor function of chronic plegic fingers, with good treatment outcomes, including reduced spasticity and improved muscle shortening. Before developing a piston finger device (PFD) simulating the PFT, we analyzed the PFT by using a motion capture system. The motion of a chronic plegic index finger was investigated after administering two types of PFT-based treatment. The ranges of motion of the proximal interphalangeal and metacarpophalangeal joints of the index finger, and the vibration width and frequency during treatment were measured. These results will be useful for developing a PFD.
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TY - JOUR AU - Mengsu Wang AU - Hirofumi Tanabe AU - Kenji Ooka AU - Yoshifumi Morita PY - 2017 DA - 2017/12/01 TI - A Piston Finger Device for Restoring the Motor Function of Chronic Plegic Fingers: Analysis of the Piston Finger Technique JO - Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life SP - 243 EP - 247 VL - 4 IS - 3 SN - 2352-6386 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jrnal.2017.4.3.14 DO - 10.2991/jrnal.2017.4.3.14 ID - Wang2017 ER -