Background: Chinese massage robot is a humanoid robot, which combines Chinese medical
technology and robot technology, used to simulate the process of Chinese massage. It can be mainly
used for alleviating the physical pain of patients and training new massage therapist.
Objective: To provide an overview of recent Chinese massage robots related patents and introduce their
respective characteristics and the future development of Chinese massage robots.
Method: This article reviews the representative patents related to Chinese massage robot, especially introduces
the structural characteristics, control characteristics and applications of several typical Chinese
Results: The different structure types of Chinese massage robots are compared and analyzed, and their
structural characteristics are obtained. The main problems encountered in the development are analyzed,
and the current and future research of Chinese massage robots are discussed.
Conclusion: The research of Chinese massage robots is of great significance and plays an important
role in promoting Chinese massage robots technological innovation. The comfort, intelligence and safety
of Chinese medicine massage robot need to be further improved. More patents related to Chinese
massage robot should be invented.