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Rehabilitation Research and Practice
Volume 2012, Article ID 541383, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/541383
Research Article

A System Utilizing Metal Hydride Actuators to Achieve Passive Motion of Toe Joints for Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: A Pilot Study

1Department of Mechano-Informatics, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
2Human Technology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Central 6, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8566, Japan
3School of Nursing and Rehabilitation Science, Showa University, 1865 Tokaichiba, Midori, Yokohama, Kanagawa 226-8555, Japan
4Division of Healthcare Informatics, Faculty of Healthcare, Tokyo Healthcare University, 3-11-3 Setagaya, Setagaya, Tokyo 154-8568, Japan
5Department of Human Science and Informatics, School of Biological Science and Engineering, Tokai University, 1-1-1 Minamisawagojo, Minami, Sapporo, Hokkaido 005-8601, Japan

Received 25 October 2011; Revised 9 February 2012; Accepted 10 February 2012

Academic Editor: Richard Crevenna

Copyright © 2012 Minako Hosono et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

How to Cite this Article

Minako Hosono, Shuichi Ino, Mitsuru Sato, Kazuhiko Yamashita, and Takashi Izumi, “A System Utilizing Metal Hydride Actuators to Achieve Passive Motion of Toe Joints for Prevention of Pressure Ulcers: A Pilot Study,” Rehabilitation Research and Practice, vol. 2012, Article ID 541383, 7 pages, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/541383.