ID 110731
Author
Kai, Yoshihiro Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokai University
Tanioka, Tetsuya Department of Community & Psychiatric Nursing, School of Medical Sciences, The University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Inoue, Yoshio Department of Intelligent Mechanical Systems Engineering, Kochi University of Technology
Matsuda, Takuya Course of Intelligent Mechanical Systems Engineering, Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kochi University of Technology
Sugawara, Kenichi School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health and Social Work, Kanagawa University of Human Services
Takasaka, Youichiro Psychiatry and Neurology Hosogi Unity Hospital
Nagamine, Isao Department of Community & Psychiatric Nursing, School of Medical Sciences, The University of Tokushima
Keywords
sensor-controlled walker
walking support/evaluation machine
parkinsonism
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Various walk supporting systems have been devised and developed. However, they have not been designed for supporting or evaluating the gait of parkinsonian patients, and not much consideration has been given to gait disturbances of parkinsonian patients. In this study : (a) We prepared a tentative model of walk supporting and monitoring system in consideration of typical symptoms of parkinsonism. (b) We conducted gait rehabilitation in a parkinsonian patient using the walk supporting and monitoring system and confirmed (i) the occurrence of frozen gait during walking, (ii) brachybasia, (iii) the absence of anterior tilting of the posture, pulsion symptom, and festination, and (iv) occurrence of hesitation to start walking. Therefore, typical symptoms of parkinsonism can be detected by the use of this system. (c) The medical staff can evaluate the state of recovery of patients on the basis of the data obtained from this system and use them for purposes such as guidance of rehabilitation.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
51
Issue
1-2
Start Page
117
End Page
124
Sort Key
117
Published Date
2004-02
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DOI (Published Version)
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language
eng
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departments
Medical Sciences