Physical load reduction at the waist of a care worker with wearable robot

Takashi Inoue, Masato Sakurai, Sakae Yamamoto, Miwa Nakanishi

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Abstract

To examine the physical load at the waist of a care worker when shifting the position of a patient in with and without a wearable robot (Muscle Suit), we measured observer's caring posture during the task. Using Muscle Suit may reduce risk of backache. In the result, it is suggested that there is a possibility to reduce the risk of low back pain for care worker in daily task.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationErgonomics for All
Subtitle of host publicationCelebrating PPCOE's 20 Years of Excellence - Selected Papers of the Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010
Pages509-513
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event9th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2010 Nov 72010 Nov 10

Publication series

NameErgonomics for All: Celebrating PPCOE's 20 Years of Excellence - Selected Papers of the Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010

Other

Other9th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityKaohsiung
Period10/11/710/11/10

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Keywords

  • Backache
  • Body mechanics
  • Care worker
  • Motion analysis
  • Wearable robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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Inoue, T., Sakurai, M., Yamamoto, S., & Nakanishi, M. (2011). Physical load reduction at the waist of a care worker with wearable robot. In Ergonomics for All: Celebrating PPCOE's 20 Years of Excellence - Selected Papers of the Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010 (pp. 509-513). (Ergonomics for All: Celebrating PPCOE's 20 Years of Excellence - Selected Papers of the Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010).