Articles by Norihide Itoh in JoVE
Clinical-oriented Three-dimensional Gait Analysis Method for Evaluating Gait Disorder Masahiko Mukaino1, Kei Ohtsuka2, Hiroki Tanikawa2, Fumihiro Matsuda2, Junya Yamada3, Norihide Itoh4, Eiichi Saitoh1 1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Medicine, Fujita Health University, 2Faculty of Rehabilitation, School of Health Science, Fujita Health University, 3Department of Rehabilitation, Fujita Health University Hospital, 4Department of Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine In this study, a clinician-friendly three-dimensional gait analysis method, which was designed to be performed in the rehabilitation clinic, is presented. The method consists of a simplified measurement method and intuitive figures to facilitate clinicians' understanding of the results.
Other articles by Norihide Itoh on PubMed
Changes in Postural Strategy During Exercise Against Perturbation Using the Balance Exercise Assist Robot: a Pilot Study Journal of Physical Therapy Science. | Pubmed ID: 28210030 [Purpose] To clarify the changes in postural strategy by evaluating leg joint motion and muscle activity before and after continuous exercise against perturbation using the Balance Exercise Assist Robot (BEAR). [Subjects and Methods] Nine healthy subjects (male 7, female 2; mean age 23 ± 1 years) performed a postural perturbation coping exercise only. In the task, the robot leaned and moved automatically. Participants were instructed to maintain their default upright position and they performed the exercise five times in a row (1 minute/trial). Changes in total movement distance, range of motion of each joint (hip, knee, ankle), and mean activity of each muscle for the first and fifth trials were compared. [Results] The total movement distance of BEAR and range of motion in the hip decreased significantly from the first trial to the last trial. No change in muscle activity was observed in the rectus femoris, biceps femoris, tibialis anterior or gastrocnemius. [Conclusion] The results for exercise against perturbation using BEAR in this study suggest that BEAR may be a promising method to improve the ankle strategy for maintaining a standing posture.
The Features of Gait Exercise Assist Robot: Precise Assist Control and Enriched Feedback NeuroRehabilitation. | Pubmed ID: 28505990 In a patient with severe hemiplegia, the risk of the knee giving way is high during the early stage of gait exercise with an ankle-foot orthosis. However, use of a knee-ankle-foot orthosis has many problems such as large amount of assistance and compensatory motions. To resolve these problems, we have engaged in the development of the Gait Exercise Assist Robot (GEAR).