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JRM Vol.19 No.6 pp. 637-645
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2007.p0637
(2007)

Paper:

Evaluation and Development of Assistive Cart for Matching to User Walking

Kazuto Miyawaki*1, Takehiro Iwami*2, Yuuji Ogasawara*3,
Goro Obinata*4, and Yoichi Shimada*5

*1Akita R&D Center, 4-21 Sanuki, Araya-cho, Akita City, Akita 010-1623, Japan

*2Akita University, 1-1 Tegatagakuenn-cho, Akita 010-8520, Japan

*3Akita Prefectural R&D Center, 4-11 Sanuki, Araya-cho, Akita City, Akita 010-1623, Japan

*4EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan

*5Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Neuro and Locomotor Science, Akita University School of Medicine, 1-1-1 Hondo, Akita 010-8543, Japan

Received:
March 30, 2007
Accepted:
October 18, 2007
Published:
December 20, 2007
Keywords:
human dynamics, muscle-skeleton model, joint moment, energy consumption, bipedal walking
Abstract

As society ages, devices to assist human movement are attracting increasing attention. We evaluated a cart we developed to assist walking, calculating energy consumption based on a muscle-skeleton model. The cart decreased energy consumption by 6% in a normal gait. We expect our evaluation to be useful for developing a practical walker.

Cite this article as:
Kazuto Miyawaki, Takehiro Iwami, Yuuji Ogasawara,
Goro Obinata, and Yoichi Shimada, “Evaluation and Development of Assistive Cart for Matching to User Walking,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.19, No.6, pp. 637-645, 2007.
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