Using a muscle suit in nursing care to prevent caregivers' backache

Miwa Nakanishi, Masato Sakurai, Sakae Yamamoto

研究成果: Conference contribution

抄録

In recent years, patients and caregivers at nursing homes have expected the development of wearable robots that assist the muscles of their wearer hoping that such devices would address the physical difficulties experienced by caregivers and the psychological problems experienced by patients as a result of them. In this study, we use the muscle suit that is under development to experimentally examine its application not only to work that requires temporary use of large muscles (i.e., transfer assistance), but also to work that requires repetitive use of comparatively small muscles. Specifically, we focus on changing sheets, which is one of the tasks that often gives rise to complaints from workers of heavy physical loads, and we evaluate the capacity of the muscle suit to mitigate the difficulty of the task by ElectroMyoGraphy (EMG).

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルErgonomics for All
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルCelebrating PPCOE's 20 Years of Excellence - Selected Papers of the Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010
ページ515-520
ページ数6
出版ステータスPublished - 2011 12月 1
イベント9th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
継続期間: 2010 11月 72010 11月 10

出版物シリーズ

名前Ergonomics 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
国/地域Taiwan, Province of China
CityKaohsiung
Period10/11/710/11/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 人的要因と人間工学

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