Development of Transfer Assist Robot Based on the User Needs
Mio Nakamura*,***, YoheiKume**, Jun Suzurikawa*,
Shohei Tsukada**, Hideo Kawakami**, Kaoru Inoue***,
and Takenobu Inoue*
*Research Institute of National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities, 4-1 Namiki, Tokorozawa-city, Saitama, Japan
**Panasonic Corporation, 2-7 Matsuba-cho, Kadoma-city, Osaka, Japan
***Graduate School of Human Health Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 7-2-10 Higashiogu, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
To develop technology based on the need for a Roboticbed® by the elderly and those with disabilities, this study extracts user needs and problems based on feasibility testing. This study makes it clear that those with severe disabilities want the Roboticbed® to support their independence in moving between bed and wheelchair and back. We propose a lifestyle for users and caregivers using the present version of the Roboticbed® based on experiments and extracted problems based on user needs. These results indicate that evaluation based on user needs is useful for specifying a design guide for user needs.
Shohei Tsukada, Hideo Kawakami, Kaoru Inoue, and
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