Evaluation of walkers for elderly people

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

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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.

    元の言語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
    出版物ステータス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
    Turkey
    Istanbul
    期間01/10/2501/10/28

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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    Tamura, T., Sekine, M., Kuno, H., Fujie, M., Mori, A., & Andoh, K. (2001). Evaluation of walkers for elderly people. : Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings (巻 2, pp. 1391-1392)