Experiments on burden measurement of human and transfer aid system for developing self-transfer aid system

Yoshihiko Takahashi, Go Manabe, Katsumi Takahashi, Takuro Hatakeyama

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The experiments on the burden measurement of human and a Transfer aid system were presented to develop a self-transfer aid system. A person with weak leg muscle who uses a wheel chair is assumed to be a target user. By using the transfer aid system, a user can transfer between a wheel chair and a toilet The mechanical concept is that a user puts his/her belly on a saddle of a robotic arm, and then the robotic arm raises a user. The experimental setup was fabricated to investigate the burden to human and the transfer aid system. It is confirmed that a long robotic arm is better to decrease the human's burden; however the robotic burden is increased. The opposite phenomena were obtained using a short robotic arm. By using the experimental results, a test system of a self- transfer aid system was fabricated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2977-2983
Number of pages7
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct
Externally publishedYes



  • Design of Mechanical System
  • Human's Burden
  • Robotic Arm
  • Transfer Aid System

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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