A steering system of a new mobility-Aid vehicle: Tread-walk

T. Ando, M. Nihei, Y. Kobayashi, Y. Kaneshige, T. Inoue, M. G. Fujie

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Abstract

In Japan, independent living and freedom of movement are expected, even by aged persons, and the importance of preventive medicine and walking as part of overall efforts to maintain health are continuously promoted. To those ends, we have been developing a new mobility device, known as Tread-Walk (TW), which incorporates the following concepts: "improved mobility," "health maintenance," and "a natural walking appearance." The device operates by means of three controls: a free treadmill velocity control (which allows the user to walk at their desired velocity), a driving control, and a steering control. In this paper, we propose an innovative steering control method that enables users to turn the device in a safe and stable manner. The newly developed steering system was designed to provide optimum support to the physical characteristics of elderly people. Furthermore, the rotational system of the device was constructed in a way that takes into consideration the centrifugal force imposed on the center of gravity of a person who is walking or standing. A number of simulations were conducted into the properties of our new steering system and it was determined that the rotation of the TW system could be safely implemented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008
Pages414-420
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008 - Scottsdale, AZ
Duration: 2008 Oct 192008 Oct 22

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Other2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008
CityScottsdale, AZ
Period08/10/1908/10/22

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  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Ando, T., Nihei, M., Kobayashi, Y., Kaneshige, Y., Inoue, T., & Fujie, M. G. (2008). A steering system of a new mobility-Aid vehicle: Tread-walk. In Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008 (pp. 414-420). [4762846] https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2008.4762846

A steering system of a new mobility-Aid vehicle : Tread-walk. / Ando, T.; Nihei, M.; Kobayashi, Y.; Kaneshige, Y.; Inoue, T.; Fujie, M. G.

Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008. 2008. p. 414-420 4762846.

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

Ando, T, Nihei, M, Kobayashi, Y, Kaneshige, Y, Inoue, T & Fujie, MG 2008, A steering system of a new mobility-Aid vehicle: Tread-walk. in Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008., 4762846, pp. 414-420, 2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008, Scottsdale, AZ, 08/10/19. https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2008.4762846
Ando T, Nihei M, Kobayashi Y, Kaneshige Y, Inoue T, Fujie MG. A steering system of a new mobility-Aid vehicle: Tread-walk. In Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008. 2008. p. 414-420. 4762846 https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2008.4762846
Ando, T. ; Nihei, M. ; Kobayashi, Y. ; Kaneshige, Y. ; Inoue, T. ; Fujie, M. G. / A steering system of a new mobility-Aid vehicle : Tread-walk. Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2008. 2008. pp. 414-420
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