Fundamental Study for New Evaluation Method Based on Physical and Psychological Load in Human Movement

  • Hiroaki Inoue
  • Shimizu Shunji
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 373)

Abstract

Recently, Japan (also world-wide countries) has become aged society, and wide variety welfare device and system have been developed. But evaluation of welfare system and device are limited only stability, intensity and partial operability. So, evaluation of usefulness is insufficient. Therefore, we will attempt to establish the standard to evaluate usefulness for objectively and quantitatively on the basis of including non-verbal cognition. In this paper, we measure load of sitting and standing movement to use EMG (Electoromyogram) and 3D Motion Capture and set a goal to establish objective evaluation method. We think that establishing objective evaluation method is necessity to develop useful welfare device. We examined possibility of assessing load and fatigue from measuring brain activity to use NIRS (Near Infra-Red Spectoroscopy).

Keywords

Evaluation Movement Exercise 3D Motion Capture NIRS EMG Care Welfare Technology Evaluation method 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroaki Inoue
    • 1
  • Shimizu Shunji
    • 1
  1. 1.Tokyo University of ScienceSuwaJapan

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