We have been developing the new personal mobility aid, "Tread-Walk 1," which is controlled by the driver's walking pace and amplifies walking velocity. The Tread-Walk 1 not only assists mobility but also helps the elderly maintain their physical abilities. However, the turning movement of the Tread-Walk is likely to be unstable, because the Tread-Walk is controlled by walking. In this paper, we focus on the stable turning movement of the Tread-Walk 1. First, we simulate the centrifugal force applied to the driver, which was not considered in our previous report. Then, a new algorithm to realize stable turning movement is established by measuring the driver's standing position. Finally, the developed algorithm for the turning movement of the Tread-Walk 1 is evaluated by measuring the handle grasping time. With the new algorithm, the Tread-Walk 1 turned steadily and driver did not lose their balance.
|ホスト出版物のタイトル||Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2011|
|イベント||2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2011 - Shanghai|
継続期間: 2011 5月 9 → 2011 5月 13
|Other||2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2011|
|Period||11/5/9 → 11/5/13|
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