JRM Vol.16 No.5 pp. 464-472
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2004.p0464


Self-Assisted Care System for Human Mobility

Teruhisa Onishi*, Tatsuo Arai**, Kenji Inoue**,
and Yasushi Mae**

*Tsuyama National College of Technology, 624-1 Numa, Tsuyama, Okayama 708-8509, Japan

**Osaka University, 1-3 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8531, Japan

February 27, 2004
May 26, 2004
October 20, 2004
body holding device, hoisting device, chair-desk, self-assisted care system, wearable device
Since humans are bipedal, it is easy to become bedridden when the hip and legs become weakened or disabled due to aging or other causes. If such physically challenged people are enabled to get up from bed and move to a nearby location, however, they could use their arms and hands to do certain tasks such as taking meals or writing. In this paper, we propose a wearable device for supporting the human body that can be easily worn or removed by means of a body-holding device. The hoisting device has an arm which, as an end-effector, supports the body and allows the user to rise from bed and lie down again. In addition, a three-point fixing mechanism is used to maintain the user’s sitting posture at a desk, and to realize an integrated self-assisted care system.
Cite this article as:
T. Onishi, T. Arai, K. Inoue, and Y. Mae, “Self-Assisted Care System for Human Mobility,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.16 No.5, pp. 464-472, 2004.
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