JRM Vol.20 No.6 pp. 828-835
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2008.p0828


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

March 31, 2008
September 13, 2008
December 20, 2008
medical and welfare assistance, human engineering, human interface

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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