Development of a Functional Recovery Training Assistant System of Hemiplegic Lower Limb; Motion Evaluation and Training System for the Hemiplegic Lower Limb and Its Clinical Application in Rehabilitation
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants|
|Research Institution||Kagoshima University|
KAWAHIRA Kazumi Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Associate Professor, 医学部, 助教授 (20117493)
YU Yong Faculty of Engineering, Kagoshima University, Associate Professor, 工学部, 助教授 (20284903)
TSUJIO Showzow Faculty of Engineering, Kagoshima University, Professor, 工学部, 教授 (40081252)
TANAKA Nobuyuki Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Professor, 医学部, 教授 (40041454)
ETOU Seiji Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Research Associate, 医学部・附属病院, 助手 (70295244)
SUEYOSHI Yasuhiro Faculty of Education, Kagoshima University, Associate Professor, 教育学部, 助教授 (30196688)
橋本 稔 鹿児島大学, 工学部, 助教授 (60156297)
|Project Period (FY)
1998 – 1999
Completed(Fiscal Year 1999)
|Budget Amount *help
¥3,800,000 (Direct Cost : ¥3,800,000)
Fiscal Year 1999 : ¥600,000 (Direct Cost : ¥600,000)
Fiscal Year 1998 : ¥3,200,000 (Direct Cost : ¥3,200,000)
|Keywords||Stroke / Rehabilitation / hemiplegic Lower Limb / Functional Recovery / Training Assistant System / Exercise Therapy / Visual Feedback / Movement Evaluation / リハビリテーション工学 / 麻痺下肢 / 側通的集中運動療法 / 下肢機能回復訓練 / 訓練運動パターン / 麻痺肢|
For the functional recovery of hemiplegic lower limbs (HLL), it is very important to repeat voluntary motions isolated from synergy. The purpose of this study is to design a Functional Recovery Training Assistant System for Hemiplegic Lower Limb (FRTASHLL) and evaluate its clinical benefits in rehabilitation.
1. FRTASHLL is designed to assist the intensive exercise therapy free from synergy and evaluate the quantification and rehabilitation of physical impairment. The system achieves a visual feedback loop, providing the real-time position marker of the trainee's foot and the desired foot trajectory of a voluntary motion of HLL for the visual display terminal of the system computer. Accuracy and reproducibility of the motion of HLL are examined in relation to a locus pattern of the foot movement and the dynamic force of the lower limb at the foot. Testing and exercising data can be compiled and analyzed by using the system computer. FRTASHLL can calculate various characteristics values
of rehabilitation, e.g. a time integral of the distance (Position Trajectory Errors, PT-Errors: cm s/cycle) between a desired trajectory of the foot and the position marker of a trainee's foot.
2. The clinical application of FRTASHLL was evaluated in 10 hemiplegic patients and 13 normal controls. Fine movements of unaffected lower limb were measured with FRTASHLL PT-Errors of stroke patients were significantly bigger than those of normal controls in both 8-figure motion patterns and mirrored 8-figure motion patterns (foot marker displayed at mirror-image position). PT-Errors in the 8-figure motion pattern and the mirrored 8-figure motion pattern did not correlate. Except correlation between PT-Errors in mirrored 8-figure motion pattern and a degree of hemiplegia, PT-Errors in a normal or mirrored 8-figure motion pattern did not correlate with sensation of unaffected lower limb, hemineglect, finger tapping, construction ability, or site of lesion.
Training with FRTASHLL by tracing an 8-figure motion pattern with HLL 50 trails daily for 4 days significantly decreased PT-Errors.
FRTASHLL is effective to evaluate and train HLL with visual feedback. It also reveals impairment in the unaffected lower limb of hemiplegic patients and improves HLL function with training. Less
Research Output (13results)