A pulse-sensing robotic hand for tactile arterial palpation

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Author(s)

  • Wan-Ming Lau
  • King Sau Wong
  • Francis Chee Shuen Lee
  • Jiangang Shen
  • Vivian Taam Chi Woon Wong

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Cyber Technology in Automation, Control, and Intelligent Systems (CYBER)
PublisherIEEE
Pages141-145
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-2733-0
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE Annual International Conference on Cyber Technology in Automation Control and Intelligent Systems
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2379-7711

Conference

Title6th Annual IEEE International Conference on Cyber Technology in Automation, Control and Intelligent Systems, IEEE-CYBER 2016
PlaceChina
CityChengdu
Period19 - 22 June 2016

Abstract

Palpation is the general process of using hands to examine different parts of the body, especially while diagnosing a disease or illness. For example, fingers can be used to 'palpate' a pulse generated by the heart when an artery is compressed against a bone (e.g., palpating the radial artery at the wrist). We present in this paper our development of a 'palpation robotic hand' (PRH) that has 3 fingers capable of acquiring pulse information from human wrists. A direct application of the PRH can be in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Conventionally, researches on sphygmopalpation of TCM are focused on pulse analysis rather than pulse recording methods. The actuation and sensing mechanism have always been either neglected or treated as less important issues. The PRH presented in this paper is developed with the intention to significantly improve the understanding and preserve the skills of sphygmopalpation. The system has three human-mimetic robotic fingers which can be individually actuated and generate different levels of fingertip pressures. At the fingertips, flexible capacitive tactile sensors were mounted to record human pulses at the wrists. Four-dimensional (4-D) pulse information, which includes both temporal and spatial domains, can be retrieved.

Research Area(s)

  • pulse sensing, robotic hand, traditional chinese medicine, WAVE-FORM

Citation Format(s)

A pulse-sensing robotic hand for tactile arterial palpation. / Kong, Ka Wai; Lau, Wan-Ming; Wong, King Sau; Chan, Ho-Yin; Lee, Francis Chee Shuen; Shen, Jiangang; Wong, Vivian Taam Chi Woon; Li, Wen J.

2016 IEEE International Conference on Cyber Technology in Automation, Control, and Intelligent Systems (CYBER). IEEE, 2016. p. 141-145 7574811 (IEEE Annual International Conference on Cyber Technology in Automation Control and Intelligent Systems).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review