Development of a Power Assisted Handrail – Handrail Trajectory and Standing Up Motion

  • Yoshiyuki Takahashi
  • Osamu Nitta
  • Shigeru Okikawa
  • Takashi Komeda
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11788713_136

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)
Cite this paper as:
Takahashi Y., Nitta O., Okikawa S., Komeda T. (2006) Development of a Power Assisted Handrail – Handrail Trajectory and Standing Up Motion. In: Miesenberger K., Klaus J., Zagler W.L., Karshmer A.I. (eds) Computers Helping People with Special Needs. ICCHP 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4061. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

We developed a handrail which can provide functional assistance. The result of basic experiment shows the force on the handrail could be used to expect the center of gravity of the user. And also, the handrail could assist the moving ability of a subject who cannot stand up even if using the normal handrail. In future, establish the human standing up modeling and adaptive handrail controlling for the handrail.

Keywords

Power assistance Hand rail Standing up 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshiyuki Takahashi
    • 1
  • Osamu Nitta
    • 2
  • Shigeru Okikawa
    • 3
  • Takashi Komeda
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Human Life DesignToyo UniversitySaitamaJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Health SciencesTokyo Metropolitan UniversityTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Shibaura Institute of Technology, Faculty of Systems EngineeringSaitamaJapan

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