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JRM Vol.26 No.3 pp. 377-387
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0377
(2014)

Development Report:

Development of Robotic Defecation Simulator

Koushi Tokoro*, Takuya Hashimoto**, and Hiroshi Kobayashi***

*Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Science, 6-3-1 Niijuku, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo 125-8585, Japan

**Department of Engineering and Intelligent Systems, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu-shi, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan

***Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo University of Science, 6-3-1 Niijuku, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo 125-8585, Japan

Received:
January 14, 2014
Accepted:
April 24, 2014
Published:
June 20, 2014
Keywords:
robot, human engineering, nursing care, toilet
Abstract

Defecation robot

The processing of human excretion has become a serious problem in two specialized environments – the nursing care of elderly bed-ridden patients and the microgravity space environments as the International Space Station. To deal with such issues, the authors are developing a new type of toilet system, and they feel that a defecation simulator is needed to investigate and test such systems. This paper discusses development of a robotic defecation simulator (defecation robot) that mimics defecation involving the rectum, anal sphincter, puborectalis muscle, abdominal pressure, etc.

Cite this article as:
K. Tokoro, T. Hashimoto, and H. Kobayashi, “Development of Robotic Defecation Simulator,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.26, No.3, pp. 377-387, 2014.
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