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Assistance of self-transfer of patients using a power-assisting device

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3 Author(s)
K. Nagai ; Ritsumeikan Univ., Shiga, Japan ; I. Nakanishi ; H. Hanafusa

A power-assisting device is being developed to help older persons and people with disabilities move themselves from beds to wheelchairs. The device is intended to contribute to a more independent life for these people and to greater utilization of their latent abilities. Self-support assistance, i.e., the support provided by a power-assisting device to the person without the need for aid from a caregiver, and capability of the device to assist the movements of the people are discussed. A method for the production of power assistance and motion guidance is then proposed for the device. Finally, a test of the performance of the developed system is described.

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Robotics and Automation, 2003. Proceedings. ICRA '03. IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:3 )

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14-19 Sept. 2003