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Development of FES-rowing machine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18002568     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
As per present social needs, assisting machines are very much needed for persons of advanced age. We analyzed and developed a fitness apparatus suitable for meeting the requirement of elderly people. The proposed apparatus consists of a rowing machine and Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES), that can be used to exercise every muscle of a person of advanced age. The rowing mechanism was actually developed to train rowers and can train the legs and upper body parts most effectively. Move over FES can assist the exercise of the legs by using surface electrical stimulation. An experiment was conducted and the results prove that the developed apparatus can train the muscles of the person of advanced age effectively and can compensate exercise shortage.
Authors:
Kazuto Miyawaki; Takehiro Iwami; Goro Obinata; Yoichi Shimada; Toshiki Matsunaga; Mineyoshi Sato
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference     Volume:  2007     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-16     Completed Date:  2008-05-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2768-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Akita Prefectural R&D Center, Sanuki 4-21 Araya-cho, Akita-city, Akita 010-1623, Japan. miyawaki@rdc.pref.akita.jp
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Electric Stimulation
Exercise Therapy / instrumentation*
Humans
Muscle Strength
Physical Fitness*

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