Study of the drive-timing for a standup motion-supporting mechanism for the elderly

Shuhei Nomura, Naoya Nakanishi, Nobuto Matsuhira, Takashi Oogawara, Takashi Yoshimi, Hideichi Nakamoto

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Abstract

To develop a mechanism that will smoothly support the standup motion of elderly people, we reconsidered the operation-start timing of our previously developed device using a measurement apparatus. In the experiments with elderly subjects, the mechanism did not work as well as it did with younger subjects. For younger subjects, the floor's reaction force decreased when the support mechanism was used, which was the same as the effect gained when the measurement apparatus was used. However, similar effectiveness was not seen for elderly subjects because of the different way in which they hold the handrail. Thus, we investigated the cause of this discrepancy with the aim of improving the apparatus. As a result, the success rate of the start timing of the support mechanism was improved through experimentation with elderly people.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCAS 2016 - 2016 16th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages526-530
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9788993215120
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 24
Event16th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, ICCAS 2016 - Gyeongju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2016 Oct 162016 Oct 19

Other

Other16th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, ICCAS 2016
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityGyeongju
Period16/10/1616/10/19

Keywords

  • Measurement
  • Stand-up motion
  • Support apparatus
  • Verification experiment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Nomura, S., Nakanishi, N., Matsuhira, N., Oogawara, T., Yoshimi, T., & Nakamoto, H. (2017). Study of the drive-timing for a standup motion-supporting mechanism for the elderly. In ICCAS 2016 - 2016 16th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, Proceedings (pp. 526-530). [7832370] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCAS.2016.7832370