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


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

October 20, 1999
November 2, 1999
December 20, 1999
power assist, rehabilitation, walking support system
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:
Y. Nemoto, S. Egawa, and M. Fujie, “Power Assist Control Developed for Walking Support,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.11 No.6, pp. 473-476, 1999.
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