Medical Massage Robot

This is WAO-1(Waseda Asahi Oral Rehabilitation Robot 1), built by researchers of Waseda University in Tokyo and Asahi University in Gifu City.
WAO-1 was built to give therapeutic facial massages, to patients with jaw-related problems, oral dryness and swalloing disorders.
The robot's arms are fitted with, ceramic golf ball-sized spheres, that roll over the skin. The arms' movements, are controlled by a complex set of algorithms, designed to emulate massages, while six sensors at the base of the arms measure and adjust the pressure applied by the spheres.
WAO-1 can also be deployed in spas to give beauty and relaxation massages.

Posted by M Hunt on Tuesday, October 09, 2007. Filed under , . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Feel free to leave a response

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