Development of Transfer Assist Robot System Supporting Self-Reliant Life
Yohei Kume*, Tomohiro Shimoda*, AkihiroOhta*,
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
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. 1. Roboticbed is a domestic trademark of Panasonic.
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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