Development of a Motion Capturing and Load Analyzing System for Caregivers Aiding a Patient to Sit Up in Bed

  • Akemi Nomura
  • Yasuko Ando
  • Tomohiro Yano
  • Yosuke Takami
  • Shoichiro Ito
  • Takako Sato
  • Akinobu Nemoto
  • Hiroshi Arisawa
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 823)

Abstract

This research was carried out to analyze the actions of caregivers when aiding a patient to sit up in bed. The new system showed that three dimensional analysis could be performed even on points on the subjects’ bodies that were hidden from view. We also developed a method to estimate the load on the lumbar region of caregivers based on the kinetic analysis of the human body. Using this system we were able to evaluate the performance of both lay and professional caregivers. We found a clear difference between the performances of the two types of caregivers, and noted that the professional adopted a posture that was safe and did not stress the lumbar vertebrae, whereas the layperson tended to adopt an unsafe posture.

Keywords

Motion capture system Kinetic analysis Kinematic analysis Link-segment human model Care for patients to sit up 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This research was supported by a grant (Basic Research C, Project No. 1224593219; Principal Investigator, Akemi Nomura) from the Ministry of Education and Science, Japan.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akemi Nomura
    • 1
  • Yasuko Ando
    • 1
  • Tomohiro Yano
    • 2
  • Yosuke Takami
    • 2
  • Shoichiro Ito
    • 2
  • Takako Sato
    • 2
  • Akinobu Nemoto
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Arisawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Yokohama City UniversityKanazawa-ku, YokohamaJapan
  2. 2.Yokohama National UniversityHodogaya-ku, YokohamaJapan

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