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JRM Vol.11 No.6 pp. 473-476
doi: 10.20965/jrm.1999.p0473
(1999)

Paper:

Power Assist Control Developed for Walking Support

Yasuhiro Nemoto, Saku Egawa and Masakatsu Fujie

Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd., 502 Kandatsu, Tsuchiura, Ibaraki 300-0013, Japan

Received:
October 20, 1999
Accepted:
November 2, 1999
Published:
December 20, 1999
Keywords:
power assist, rehabilitation, walking support system
Abstract

Walking support has been developed to support the elderly needing aid in standing after getting out of bed, walking around, sitting down, and walking rehabilitation. A prototype was developed and tested by elderly users in hospitals and care facilities features (1) electrical power-assist in both standing and sitting and walking; (2) sensors for easier operation especially by the elderly. In addition, Power assist control based on force input is discussed.

Cite this article as:
Yasuhiro Nemoto, Saku Egawa, and Masakatsu Fujie, “Power Assist Control Developed for Walking Support,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.11, No.6, pp. 473-476, 1999.
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