Design and evaluation of the walking cane handle grip

Kimitomo Taniguchi*, Atsuo Takanishi

*この研究の対応する著者

    研究成果: Article査読

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    This study seeks to optimize the grip shape of canes used as walking aids. We developed a prototype shaped to reduce the dorsiflexion of the wrist joint, which we believe is a cause of wrist pain. The stability of the prototype grip is evaluated using a floor reaction force gauge based on a Nintendo Wii Balance Board [RVL-021]. The grips of conventional (S grip) and the prototype (P grip) cane were compared to find a significant difference in the behavior of anterior-posterior movement. These results indicate that the prototype showed good weight shift, and that the proposed grip design improved the stability of weight transfer during walking.

    本文言語English
    ページ(範囲)203-207
    ページ数5
    ジャーナルInternational Journal of Automation and Smart Technology
    5
    4
    DOI
    出版ステータスPublished - 2015

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • 人間とコンピュータの相互作用
    • 電子工学および電気工学
    • 制御およびシステム工学
    • ハードウェアとアーキテクチャ
    • 信号処理
    • 人工知能

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