Mechanism Design and Kinematics Simulation of Massage Mechanical Arm
Based on the characteristics and the common massage manipulations of Chinese medical massage, a practical series mechanical arm was presented to act the manipulations with the parallel executive mechanism. Forward kinematics was solved by the Denavit-Hartenberg transformation after the kinematics model of the arm was established. And the three-dimensional model of the arm was created by Pro/E and was imported into ADAMS for the kinematics analysis. The results indicated that the common massage manipulations could be simulated by the arm correctly and flexibly, and it verified the accuracy of the mechanism design of the arm.
Di Zheng, Yiqiang Wang, Yi-Min Deng, Aibing Yu and Weihua Li
J. Xie et al., "Mechanism Design and Kinematics Simulation of Massage Mechanical Arm", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 101-102, pp. 279-282, 2012