Evaluation of walkers for elderly people

T. Tamura, M. Sekine, H. Kuno, M. Fujie, A. Mori, K. Andoh

    研究成果: Conference contribution

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    The aim of this study was to evaluate three types of walkers for elderly people. Four elderly patients participated in the study. The experiments were performed using three walkers: a familiar conventional folding walker, a caster walker and a power-assisted walker. We evaluated walking speed, body acceleration and an electromyogram of the gastrocnemius during use of each walker. The results indicated that walkers should be selected according to the patient's walking ability. Comparison between Power-assisted walker and parallel bar, the walking speed in power-assisted walker is higher than that in parallel bar. Power-assisted walkers are suitable for patients who are used to using a wheelchair.

    本文言語English
    ホスト出版物のタイトルAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
    ページ1391-1392
    ページ数2
    2
    出版ステータスPublished - 2001
    イベント23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Istanbul, Turkey
    継続期間: 2001 10 252001 10 28

    Other

    Other23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    国/地域Turkey
    CityIstanbul
    Period01/10/2501/10/28

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • 機械工学
    • エネルギー工学および電力技術

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