Kinetic Analysis of Pushing Force in Wheelchair Operation by Caregiver

Kengo Sanematsu, Hiroyuki Kadomatsu, Motoji Yamamoto, Yasutaka Nakashima

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Abstract

Transportation using wheelchair is one of the most frequent transportation methods at home, medical and nursing care facilities. Wheelchairs are designed to be operable by passengers but often require assistance, and wheelchair assistance is a heavy burden. In order to quantitatively evaluate the physical burden of the caregiver when operating the wheelchair, it is necessary to analyze the characteristics of the force applied to the wheelchair when the caregiver operates the wheelchair. On the other hand, the optimal posture index of the caregiver when operating a wheelchair is not known, and the operation posture differs depending on the caregiver. Therefore, in this study, we compare the posture and the mechanical characteristics of multiple caregivers to operate a wheelchair, and consider the posture of the caregiver.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 International Symposium on Community-Centric Systems, CcS 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728187419
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020
Event2020 International Symposium on Community-Centric Systems, CcS 2020 - Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Sep 23 2020Sep 26 2020

Publication series

Name2020 International Symposium on Community-Centric Systems, CcS 2020

Conference

Conference2020 International Symposium on Community-Centric Systems, CcS 2020
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityHachioji, Tokyo
Period9/23/209/26/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Health Informatics
  • Instrumentation

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