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.
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