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Fan-Zhe Low
National University of Singapore
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#1Fan-Zhe Low (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 3
#2Jeong Hoon Lim (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 8
Last.Raye Chen Hua Yeow (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 4
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Background and objective: Immobility of the lower extremity due to medical conditions such as stroke can lead to medical complications such as deep vein thrombosis or ankle contracture, and thereafter prolonged recovery process of the patients. In this preliminary clinical study, we aimed to examine the effect of a novel soft robotic sock device, capable of providing assisted ankle exercise, in improving blood flow in the lower limb to prevent the complication of strokes such as deep vein thromb...
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#1Fan-Zhe Low (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 3
#2Jeong Hoon LimH-Index: 8
Last.Chen-Hua Yeow (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 17
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AbstractMotor impairment is one of the common neurological conditions suffered by stroke patients, where this chronic immobility together with the absence of early limb mobilisation can lead to conditions such as joint contracture with spastic limbs. In this study, a soft robotic sock device was developed, which can provide compliant actuation to the ankle joint in the early stage of stroke recovery. The device is fitted with soft extension actuators and when the actuators are inflated, they ext...
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#1Fan-Zhe Low (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 3
#2Matthew Chin Heng Chua (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 5
Last.Chen-Hua Yeow (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 17
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Abstract Objectives This study compared the body contact pressure profiles of 2 types of mattresses: latex and polyurethane. Methods Twenty participants were required to lie down on the different mattresses in 3 different postures for 6 minutes, and their body contact pressure profiles were recorded with a pressure mat sensor. Results The data indicated that the latex mattress was able to reduce the peak body pressure on the torso and buttocks and achieve a higher proportion of low-pressure regi...
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#1Fan-Zhe Low (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 3
#2Melati Dewi AliH-Index: 1
Last.Chen-Hua Yeow (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 17
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We present a soft robotic sock device developed to provide robotic assistance in ankle dorsiflexion and plantarflexion of stroke patients who are at high risk of developing deep vein thrombosis. The actuators extend when infused with pressurized air, so as to guide the ankle into plantarflexion motion. On the other hand, the actuators contract back to their initial length when deflated to pull the ankle into dorsiflexion. In this work, the actuators were characterized in terms of their linear di...
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#1Fan-Zhe Low (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 3
#2Hong Han Tan (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 1
Last.Chen-Hua Yeow (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 17
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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a severe medical condition that affects many patients around the world, where one of the main causes is commonly associated with prolonged immobilization. Current mechanical prophylaxis systems, such as the compression stockings and intermittent pneumatic compression devices, have yet to show strong efficacy in preventing DVT. The current study aimed to develop a soft pneumatic sock prototype that uses soft extension pneumatic actuators to provide assisted ankle dor...
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#1Hong Kai Yap (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 10
#2Jeong Hoon LimH-Index: 8
Last.Raye Chen Hua Yeow (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 4
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In this paper, we present the design, fabrication and preliminary evaluation of a soft robotic glove which can be used with functional Magnetic Resonance imaging (fMRI) during the hand continuous passive motion (CPM) in rehabilitation. The device comprises of two major components: a) soft pneumatic actuators and b) a glove. The soft pneumatic actuators, which are made of silicon elastomers, generate a bending motion and actuate the finger joints upon pressurization. As the device contains no fer...
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#1Fan-Zhe Low (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 3
#2Raye Chen Hua Yeow (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 4
Last.Jeong Hoon LimH-Index: 8
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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a severe medical condition that can affect patients who are long-term bed-ridden, due to diseases such as stroke. Current prevention methods for DVT focus on either pharmacological prophylaxis or mechanical prophylaxis, where current mechanical prophylaxis systems that target prevention of DVT have limited success rates as patients are still susceptible to occurrences of DVT even with long-term usage of such systems. Therefore, this paper sought to present the desig...
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#1Chen-Hua YeowH-Index: 17
#2Jeong Hoon LimH-Index: 8
Last.Fan-Zhe LowH-Index: 3
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La presente invention concerne un dispositif d'actionneur, un procede et un systeme pour la reeducation de membre et un element d'actionneur pneumatique. Le dispositif d'actionneur pour reeducation de membre comprend un ou plusieurs elements d'actionneur pneumatique ; et un moyen pour coupler les elements d'actionneur pneumatique aux membres a ou a proximite d'une ou plusieurs articulations du membre ; chaque element d'actionneur pneumatique comprenant : un corps principal extensible ayant un ax...
#1Fan-Zhe Low (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 3
#2Hong Kai Yap (Centre for Life)H-Index: 10
Last.Chen-Hua Yeow (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 17
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Deep vein thrombosis is a serious medical condition, especially in stroke patients, where the major reason can be attributed to venous stasis [8] due to lack of ankle exercises which causes blood clots to form in the veins. This study aims to investigate the effect of ankle dorsiflexion and plantarflexion on popliteal vein blood flow using an ultrasound Doppler system. In this preliminary study, two healthy subjects (1 male age 25 and 1 female age 21) were recruited. Our preliminary results indi...
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