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

  • Yoshiyuki Takahashi
  • Osamu Nitta
  • Shigeru Okikawa
  • Takashi Komeda
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)

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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