Human skull robot as a mechanical patient simulator for mouth opening and closing training

Hideaki Takanobu, Kazuyoshi Nakamura, Atsuo Takanishi, Kayoko Ohtsuki, Daisaku Ozawa, Masatoshi Ohnishi, Akihisa Okino

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2154-2159
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications


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