JRM Vol.34 No.2 pp. 294-297
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2022.p0294


Development of a Soft Robot with Pressure Ulcer Prevention Functions

Shoko Miyagawa*1, Ryohei Yuasa*2, Hiroyuki Nabae*3, Hidemitsu Furukawa*4, and Masaru Kawakami*4

*1Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care, Graduate School of Health Management, Keio University
4411 Endo, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa 252-0883, Japan

*2Digital Manufacturing and Design Research Center for Emergent Circularity, Keio University
5322 Endo, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa 252-0882, Japan

*3Tokyo Institute of Technology
2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550, Japan

*4Yamagata University
4-3-16 Jonan, Yonezawa City, Yamagata 992-8510, Japan

October 3, 2021
November 29, 2021
April 20, 2022
pressure ulcer, shear stress, gel cushion, soft robot

This letter describes the social needs and research trends of soft robots for pressure ulcer prevention, and our current work on the robotization of soft gel cushions.

3D-printed soft gel cushion

3D-printed soft gel cushion

Cite this article as:
S. Miyagawa, R. Yuasa, H. Nabae, H. Furukawa, and M. Kawakami, “Development of a Soft Robot with Pressure Ulcer Prevention Functions,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.34 No.2, pp. 294-297, 2022.
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