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JRM Vol.25 No.3 pp. 567-574
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0567
(2013)

Paper:

Development of Rescue Support Stretcher System with Stair-Climbing

Yuki Iwano*, Koichi Osuka**, and Hisanori Amano***

*Akashi National College of Technology, 679-3 Nishioka, Uozumi-cyo, Akashi, Hyogo 674-8501, Japan

**Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan

***National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster, 4-35-3 Jindaiji-Higashi-machi, Chofu, Tokyo 182-0012, Japan

Received:
November 1, 2012
Accepted:
April 22, 2013
Published:
June 20, 2013
Keywords:
rescue robotics, power assist, double crawler
Abstract

A sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system on March 20, 1995, sickened many passengers. Since the attack was made underground, the main job of rescue personnel was to transport victims on stretchers to a ground-level first-aid station. We therefore conducted research on the development of a rescue support stretcher system for handling serious casualties in a quick and effective manner in underground areas or at stations. The stretcher system is expected to help rescue personnel such as fire fighters achieve efficient rescue operations. In this paper, we introduce a rescue support stretcher system for going up and down stairs. We also examine the effectiveness of the system in experiments.

Cite this article as:
Yuki Iwano, Koichi Osuka, and Hisanori Amano, “Development of Rescue Support Stretcher System with Stair-Climbing,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.25, No.3, pp. 567-574, 2013.
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