Development of a Standing-Up Motion Guidance System Using an Inertial Sensor

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 268)

Abstract

The standing-up motion consists of (1) a flexion phase, in which the center of gravity (COG) moves forward, and (2) an extension phase, in which COG raises upward. However, because it is difficult for elderly and disabled people to combine both phases, they need to perform each phase individually. Although most people who are unable to stand up are able to raise their COG upward, they are unable to move it forward. Therefore, we proposed a system and evaluated its efficacy in supporting forward COG movement.

Keywords

standing-up motion center of gravity inertial sensor 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Life Science and Systems EngineeringKyushu Institute of TechnologyWakamatsu-kuJapan

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