Development of Robotic Rollators and Walking Trolleys in Japan

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Abstract

In Japan, several types of robotic rollators and walking trolleys have been developed with financial assistance from the Japanese government, and some of them have been commercialized in 2015 and 2016. In this paper, the specifications and features of these devices are presented. Moreover, the physically assistive effects of these devices in elderly users are verified and discussed using the results of fundamental function tests and verification experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHarnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives
EditorsPeter Cudd, Luc de Witte
PublisherIOS Press
Pages457-464
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781614997979
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume242
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Keywords

  • robotics
  • rollator
  • walking aid
  • walking assist device
  • walking trolley

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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