Development and evaluation of a worker-wear assistance suit with the adjustable and concealable elastic structure for the manual handling workers

Yun Ting Liao, Kenji Kodama, Toshifumi Ishioka, HeeHyol Lee, Eiichiro Tanaka

研究成果: Conference contribution

3 被引用数 (Scopus)

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Due to worker injuries in industries such as nursing and construction, we have developed a tunable and concealable worker-wear assistance suit that consists of elastic belts to prevent arm muscle fatigue and injury in workers whose arms repeatedly perform motions upon their shoulders. According to the layout and the material of the belts, the suits may assist the user's arm without any electrical resources. To verify the feasibility and functionality of the layout and the structure of our proposed suits, simulations and experiments were employed. The simulation was conducted based on the average body dimensions of young Japanese people, and its results showed that the proposed suits may effectively assist the user's arm muscles. By measuring the muscles activities of six subjects wearing these suits and lifting a load of 10 kg, practically and concretely verifying the functionality of the suits, the results showed a 45% improvement ratio for their arm muscles. The proposed assistance suit can not only directly support and assist the elbow and shoulder j oint but also indirectly prevent lower back injury.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルAIM 2018 - IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics
出版社Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ページ1252-1256
ページ数5
2018-July
ISBN(印刷版)9781538618547
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2018 8 30
イベント2018 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2018 - Auckland, New Zealand
継続期間: 2018 7 92018 7 12

Other

Other2018 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2018
国/地域New Zealand
CityAuckland
Period18/7/918/7/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子工学および電気工学
  • 制御およびシステム工学
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • ソフトウェア

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