Applications of information and robot technologies to improve medical therapies

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Abstract

The advanced technologies, especially, information technology (IT) and robot technology (RT) have been applied to various activities in medicine and health care fields. There are two viewpoints for the advancement of medical treatments and nursing activities by introducing advanced technologies. The one is the advancement of medical systems to make possible to increase the range of medical treatment and to recover lost functions. On the other hand, the increase of efficiency of medical treatments and nursing activities is also important to decrease the routine works of medical staffs and nursing staffs and to use effectively the facilities and human resources of hospitals and nursing homes. The activities of medicine and nursing are generally categorized into five stages of education and practice of medical staffs and nursing staffs, medical inspection, medical operation, rehabilitation, and life support after rehabilitation. In these stages, various devices and systems are developed to support the activities by applying IT and RT. This paper introduces some examples of the applications for each stage. Then, two projects that the authors have conducted are introduced. The one is virtual reality (VR) based mirror visual feedback (MVF) system for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). The other is a robotic Mendelsohn maneuver to maintain normal swallowing function of aged person.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2020 International Conference on Sustainable Information Engineering and Technology, SIET 2020
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages5-9
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450376051
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 16 2020
Event5th International Conference on Sustainable Information Engineering and Technology, SIET 2020 - Virtual, Online, Indonesia
Duration: Nov 16 2020Nov 17 2020

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Sustainable Information Engineering and Technology, SIET 2020
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityVirtual, Online
Period11/16/2011/17/20

Keywords

  • information technology
  • medical therapy
  • mirror visual feedback
  • robot technology
  • swallowing function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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