Physical Burden on Caregivers Pushing Wheelchairs

Hiroyuki Kadomatsu, Suguru Sudo, Yasutaka Nakashima, Motoji Yamamoto

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Abstract

Population aging is progressing rapidly in Japan. Amid this climate, while the numbers of older people are increasing, the population of people at a physically productive age and capable of providing nursing care is decreasing, bringing about a shortage of caregivers. Wheelchairs remain indispensable devices for supporting the mobility of older people who have weakened muscular strength. Research on improving the main body of wheelchairs and supporting passengers has been conducted for many years; however, there has been little research on caring for the burden of caregivers pushing wheelchairs. In the present study, we quantitatively evaluated this burden in terms of the posture assumed in pushing a wheelchair. Through this, we propose a method of reducing this burden.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages401-405
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538636152
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 25 2019
Event2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019 - Paris, France
Duration: Jan 14 2019Jan 16 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period1/14/191/16/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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