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JRM Vol.25 No.2 pp. 417-424
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0417
(2013)

Development Report:

Development of Transfer Assist Robot System Supporting Self-Reliant Life

Yohei Kume*, Tomohiro Shimoda*, Akihiro Ohta*,
Shohei Tsukada*, Hideo Kawakami*, Mio Nakamura**,
Jun Suzurikawa**, and Takenobu Inoue**

*Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd., 2-7 Matsuba-cho, Kadoma City, Osaka 571-8502, Japan

**Research Institute of National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities, 4-1 Namiki, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-8555, Japan

Received:
October 19, 2012
Accepted:
February 13, 2013
Published:
April 20, 2013
Keywords:
personal care robot, transfer assist, development, practicality, safety
Abstract

To improve the practicality and safety of the transfer assist robot system “Roboticbed ®,”1 which combines an electric bed and an electric wheelchair, trial use evaluation and risk assessment were conducted and Roboticbed was improved based on these results. In trial use evaluation, behavior was observed and subjects were interviewed to identify requirements for improving the prototype. In risk assessment, safety measures based on a three-step method were examined in hazardous situations for which risk reduction was necessary. This paper reports details of these studies.

Cite this article as:
Yohei Kume, Tomohiro Shimoda, Akihiro Ohta,
Shohei Tsukada, Hideo Kawakami, Mio Nakamura,
Jun Suzurikawa, and Takenobu Inoue, “Development of Transfer Assist Robot System Supporting Self-Reliant Life,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.25, No.2, pp. 417-424, 2013.
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