Research on lift assistance seat for elderly people—focusing on analysis of motion capture and EMG

Toshiki Matsuo, Kenta Yamada, Wonseok Yang, Alireza Ahrary

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Abstract

We observed their movement by measuring their range of motion using a motion capture to investigate behavior in sitting. In addition, we performed electromyographic analysis of joints to examine the causes of the burden in sitting down and standing up. We believe that the slower movement in sitting down and standing up in the elderly compared to those in young people was caused by loss of muscle strength and joint weakness. Therefore, we came to a conclusion that something supplementing those strengths is required. To improve the elderly’s trajectory of sitting down and standing up to the level of young people, a force supporting from the bottom is needed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Affective and Pleasurable Design - Proceedings of the AHFE International Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design, 2016
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages329-337
Number of pages9
Volume483
ISBN (Print)9783319416601
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design, 2016 - Walt Disney World, United States
Duration: 2016 Jul 272016 Jul 31

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume483
ISSN (Print)21945357

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design, 2016
CountryUnited States
CityWalt Disney World
Period16/7/2716/7/31

Keywords

  • Barrier-Free
  • Elderly life
  • Human factors
  • Lift assistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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