Development of a sit-to-stand assistance system

Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Osamu Nitta, Kosuke Tomuro, Takashi Komeda

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A sit-to-stand assistance system with a moving handrail was developed, and experiments were conducted with individuals with Parkinson's disease. This is an outline of the sit-to-stand assistance system and the experiment. The system permits the user to stand up when, ordinarily, he would not be able to do so. The experiment was carried out with individuals who had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and could or could not stand up without aid. Comparisons were made using three handrail trajectories.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs - 11th International Conference, ICCHP 2008, Proceedings
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2008 - Linz, Austria
Duration: 2008 Jul 92008 Jul 11

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5105 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference11th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2008


  • Handrail
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Sit-to-stand assistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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