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Computers Helping People with Special Needs

Volume 4061 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 935-942

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

  • Yoshiyuki TakahashiAffiliated withFaculty of Human Life Design, Toyo University
  • , Osamu NittaAffiliated withFaculty of Health Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University
  • , Shigeru OkikawaAffiliated withShibaura Institute of Technology, Faculty of Systems Engineering
  • , Takashi KomedaAffiliated withShibaura Institute of Technology, Faculty of Systems Engineering

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