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Presentation 2013-08-29 14:00
Motion Analysis of Trunk Stabilization Effect generated by Smart Suit Lite for Care Work
Yumeko Imamura, Takayuki Tanaka (Hokkaido Univ.), Yoshihito Suzuki (Smart Support Technologies, Inc.), Kazuki Takizawa, Masanori Yamanaka (Hokkaido Univ.) WIT2013-25
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) We are developing a compact and lightweight power assist supporter called Smart Suit Lite that utilizes elastic force of elastic belts. It has not only effect of supporting muscles but also effect of stabilizing torso in the similar way as a corset. It is said that the corset increases stiffness of trunk and decrease intradiscal pressure by applying pressure around the pelvis. However this effect is difficult to measure directly and has not utilized actively for power-assist devices. Therefore, this study aims to construct a mechanical model of the trunk stabilizing effect. In this paper, we describe basic experiments evaluating improvement of postural stability by lumbar tightening force.
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(in English) trunk stabilization / power assist device / biomechanics / / / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 113, no. 195, WIT2013-25, pp. 11-14, Aug. 2013.
Paper # WIT2013-25 
Date of Issue 2013-08-22 (WIT) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685    Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Committee WIT  
Conference Date 2013-08-29 - 2013-08-30 
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Place (in English) Graduate School of Information Science and Technology Bldg. 
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Conference Code 2013-08-WIT 
Language Japanese 
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Title (in English) Motion Analysis of Trunk Stabilization Effect generated by Smart Suit Lite for Care Work 
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Keyword(1) trunk stabilization  
Keyword(2) power assist device  
Keyword(3) biomechanics  
1st Author's Name Yumeko Imamura  
1st Author's Affiliation Hokkaido University (Hokkaido Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Takayuki Tanaka  
2nd Author's Affiliation Hokkaido University (Hokkaido Univ.)
3rd Author's Name Yoshihito Suzuki  
3rd Author's Affiliation Smart Support Technologies, Inc. (Smart Support Technologies, Inc.)
4th Author's Name Kazuki Takizawa  
4th Author's Affiliation Hokkaido University (Hokkaido Univ.)
5th Author's Name Masanori Yamanaka  
5th Author's Affiliation Hokkaido University (Hokkaido Univ.)
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Date Time 2013-08-29 14:00:00 
Presentation Time 30 minutes 
Registration for WIT 
Paper # WIT2013-25 
Volume (vol) vol.113 
Number (no) no.195 
Page pp.11-14 
Date of Issue 2013-08-22 (WIT) 

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