DEVELOPMENT OF A SIT-TO-STAND ASSISTANCE SYSTEM FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE SUFFERERS - (Intellectual Handrail)

Osamu Nitta, Yasunari Fujimoto, John Surya, Yoshiyuki Takahashi

Abstract

A Sit-to-Stand Assistance System that can provide functional assistance in standing was developed. Two 650 mm stroke AC servo motor driven linear actuators were squarely combined. The handrail was installed at the intersection of these actuators. When the user stands from a chair, the handrail leads the user’s motion. A personal computer (PC) is used to control the handrail motion, and force plates are placed under the feet. In this experiment the subjects were Parkinson's disease (PD) sufferers. Subjects were not able to stand up with a fixed handrail; however, they were able to stand up using this system without help.

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Nitta O., Fujimoto Y., Surya J. and Takahashi Y. (2012). DEVELOPMENT OF A SIT-TO-STAND ASSISTANCE SYSTEM FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE SUFFERERS - (Intellectual Handrail) . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2012) ISBN 978-989-8425-89-8, pages 189-192. DOI: 10.5220/0003709701890192


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@conference{biosignals12,
author={Osamu Nitta and Yasunari Fujimoto and John Surya and Yoshiyuki Takahashi},
title={DEVELOPMENT OF A SIT-TO-STAND ASSISTANCE SYSTEM FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE SUFFERERS - (Intellectual Handrail)},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={189-192},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003709701890192},
isbn={978-989-8425-89-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2012)
TI - DEVELOPMENT OF A SIT-TO-STAND ASSISTANCE SYSTEM FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE SUFFERERS - (Intellectual Handrail)
SN - 978-989-8425-89-8
AU - Nitta O.
AU - Fujimoto Y.
AU - Surya J.
AU - Takahashi Y.
PY - 2012
SP - 189
EP - 192
DO - 10.5220/0003709701890192