Sit-to-stand assist system by using handrail and electric bed moving up and down

Yasuhisa Hirata, Junichi Higuchi, Takuro Hatsukari, Kazuhiro Kosuge

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a user adaptive support system for sit-to-stand movement from a bed. The support system consists of a handrail and an electric bed which moves up and down. The evaluation indexes for the sit-to-stand movement based on a human model are introduced. By using these indexes, we set the parameters of the support system such as the handrail position, the height of the bed, and the foot position, for stabilizing the user's posture and reducing the burdens of the user's muscles. The parameters of the support system are determined according to the body size and the disability of the user, and the experimental results illustrate the validity of the method for setting the handrail position, the height of the bed, and the foot position.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008
Pages187-192
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008 - Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Duration: 2008 Oct 192008 Oct 22

Other

Other2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008
CountryUnited States
CityScottsdale, AZ
Period08/10/1908/10/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Biomedical Engineering

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