9 January 2008 Meal assistance robot with ultrasonic motor
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Proceedings Volume 6794, ICMIT 2007: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials; 67943O (2008) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.783967
Event: ICMIT 2007: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials, 2007, Gifu, Japan
In this paper, we have constructed a robot that help people with disabilities of upper extremities and advanced stage amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients to eat with their residual abilities. Especially, many of people suffering from advanced stage ALS of the use a pacemaker. And they need to avoid electromagnetic waves. Therefore we adopt ultra sonic motor that does not generate electromagnetic waves as driving sources. Additionally we approach the problem of the conventional meal assistance robot. Moreover, we introduce the interface with eye movement so that extremities can also use our system. User operates our robot not with hands or foot but with eye movement.
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Yasuhiro Kodani, Yasuhiro Kodani, Kanya Tanaka, Kanya Tanaka, Yuji Wakasa, Yuji Wakasa, Takuya Akashi, Takuya Akashi, Masato Oka, Masato Oka, } "Meal assistance robot with ultrasonic motor", Proc. SPIE 6794, ICMIT 2007: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials, 67943O (9 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.783967; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.783967


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