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
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.
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