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: Celebrating 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
Event9th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2010 Nov 72010 Nov 10

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)

Physical load reduction at the waist of a care worker with wearable robot. / Inoue, Takashi; Sakurai, Masato; Yamamoto, Sakae; Nakanishi, Miwa.

Ergonomics for All: Celebrating PPCOE's 20 Years of Excellence - Selected Papers of the Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010. 2011. p. 509-513.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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, 9th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China, 10/11/7.
Inoue T, Sakurai M, Yamamoto S, Nakanishi M. 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. 2011. p. 509-513
Inoue, Takashi ; Sakurai, Masato ; Yamamoto, Sakae ; Nakanishi, Miwa. / Physical load reduction at the waist of a care worker with wearable robot. Ergonomics for All: Celebrating PPCOE's 20 Years of Excellence - Selected Papers of the Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010. 2011. pp. 509-513
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