Standing-Up Motion Support Device by Using Elbow Support Face to Adapt to Human Physical and Motion Characteristics
Takuro Hatsukari*, Norihisa Miyase*, Jun'ichi Higuchi**,
Yasuhisa Hirata***, and Kazuhiro Kosuge***
*Paramount Bed Co. Ltd., Higashisuna 2-14-5, Koutou-ku, Tokyo, 138-8670, Japan
**IT Systems Middleware Lab., IT Systems Laboratories, Fujitsu, 4-1-1 Kamikodanaka, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa 211-8588, Japan
***Department of Bioengineering and Robotics, Tohoku University, 6-6-01, Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8579, Japan
The standing-up support device with an elbow-support face we propose for elderly people and physically-handicapped persons, enables comfortable and stable posture changes based on physical and motion characteristics. Using electromyogram (EMG), posture holding moment (PHM), and subjective evaluation, we demonstrate its effectiveness.
Yasuhisa Hirata, and Kazuhiro Kosuge, “Standing-Up Motion Support Device by Using Elbow Support Face to Adapt to Human Physical and Motion Characteristics,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.20, No.6, pp. 828-835, 2008.
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