JRM Vol.23 No.2 pp. 316-323
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2011.p0316


Study on a Practical Robotic Follower to Support Daily Life – Mobile Robot Development for Home Oxygen Therapy Patients with the “Hyper Tether” –

Masatsugu Iribe*, Hideaki Matsuda*, Hiroyuki Aizawa*,
Gen Endo**, and Toshio Takubo***

*Osaka Electro-Communication University, 18-8 Hatsu-cho, Neyagawa, Osaka 572-8530, Japan

**Tokyo Institute of Technology, I1-60, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan

***Tokyo Women’s Medical University, 8-1 Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8666, Japan

September 30, 2010
January 10, 2011
April 20, 2011
robotic follower, hyper-tether, home oxygen therapy, oxygen tank

In this paper, we propose a practical robotic follower adopting the hyper-tether concept to support the daily lives of the patients undergoing home-oxygen therapy. For this, we developed a prototype for user testing and verified its effectiveness in an evaluation conducted in a real environment.

Cite this article as:
M. Iribe, H. Matsuda, H. Aizawa, <. Endo, and T. Takubo, “Study on a Practical Robotic Follower to Support Daily Life – Mobile Robot Development for Home Oxygen Therapy Patients with the “Hyper Tether” –,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.23, No.2, pp. 316-323, 2011.
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