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Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, IWATE UNIVERSITY
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KOYAMA TakeshiAssistant Professor

Affiliation Faculty of Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Graduate School of Engineering
·Master's Programs
Civil and Environmental Engineering
·Doctoral Programs
Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Keywords Rehabilitation, Assistive Technology, Robots
Summary I am engaged in developing devices (robots) to assist daily activities by applying an engineering approach to the welfare and nursing care field. My recent research efforts are focused on how to assist people who have lost the ability to walk due to spinal cord injury (SCI) in recovering or reconstructing the function of walking. Because an order from the brain is relayed through the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body, if the spinal cord is damaged, human being cannot move his/her arms or legs. It turns out, however, that training of the central pattern generator (CPG) located in the spinal cord may help the patient move his/her muscle partially. Based on these findings, my laboratory is leading a joint project with researchers from the Department of Veterinary Medicine and external organizations, combining different experties.
Research Fields Robotics, Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation Engineering
Subjects Computer Programming for Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering Laboratory
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