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10 A Safety Strategy for Rehabilitation Robots

  • Makoto Nokata
  • Noriyuki Tejima
Part II Rehabilitation Robots for Assistance of Human Movements: II.2 Safety Issues of the Rehabilitation Robots
Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Science book series (LNCIS, volume 306)

Abstract

It was reported previously that many MANUS users thought that the MANUS was useful, but not useful enough to gain totally independent lifestyles for several reasons; it moves too slowly, it cannot handle heavy goods, and its manipulative arm is not long enough. It would technically be easy to develop a faster, more powerful and bigger robot than the MANUS to meet these requests, however, such a high performance robot would be too dangerous for everyday use. The consideration of safety aspects is especially important for rehabilitation robots with higher performance entering the market. The problem has been discussed in a special committee of the Japan Robot Association according to ISO. In the paper, a safety strategy for rehabilitation robots is proposed as a result of the discussion.

Keywords

Risk Reduction Safety Measure Safety Standard Industrial Robot Tolerable Risk 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Makoto Nokata
    • 1
  • Noriyuki Tejima
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Robotics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University 

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