CEATEC JAPAN 2015

2015/10/7-2015/10/1010:00-17:00 at Makuhari messe

Exhibit InformationSaitama University (Venture & University Area)

Saitama University (Venture & University Area)

Address
255 Shimo-okubo, Sakura, Saitama, Japan
URL
http://robotics.ees.saitama-u.ac.jp/
Stage
NEXT Innovation Area
Booth Location
4N65-02
Exhibit Products Name

Applications

Other robotics related products and services

Fitness-related equipmentFitness-related equipment

Other healthcare-related products and services

Health care/medical electronics

Science and technology, Leading-edge Technology, Element technology, Research presentations

Company Introduction

Tsuji Lab. in Saitama University is presenting techniques on visualization of force information.

Exhibiting Products

Exhibiting Products 1

Other healthcare-related products and services

Force Visualizing Parallel Bar( FOVI-Bar )

Locomotive syndrome means being restricted in one’s ability to walk or lead a daily life owing to a dysfunction in one or more parts of a locomotive system – muscles, bones, and joints, etc. The dysfunction in the parts of the locomotive system occur with advancing age, however an appropriate locomotive training can prevent the locomotive syndrome and extend healthy life expectancy.
For the locomotive training, visualizing reaction forces of hands and feet helps elderly to understand one’s own movements. In particular, standing on one leg with placing hands on a table, the reaction forces of hands and feet are visualized, thus it is expected that learners can increase the reaction forces of feet and decrease one of hands. Therefore, device visualizing the reaction forces of the hands and feet in real-time is developed. This developed device consists a color-depth sensor and a parallel bar mounted force sensors.
Joint positions of entire body and reaction forces of the hands are obtained using the color-depth sensor and the force sensors, respectively. Dynamic data of the entire body can be estimated using Generalized Zero Moment Point (GZMP) based on the time-series data of the joint positions. GZMP, a criterion for humanoid robots, shows a representative point of the reaction forces of each foot. Thus, the reaction forces of each foot can be estimated based on the proportion of distances between the positions of the ZMP and each foot. The volume of the each reaction force is presented as length of bars, and it overlap with color images of learner.

Exhibiting Products 2

Fitness-related equipmentFitness-related equipment

Ankle Training Robot

Contact Information

Address
〒338-8570  255 Shimo-okubo, Sakura, Saitama
URL
http://robotics.ees.saitama-u.ac.jp/index.html
Person Job Title
Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Person in charge
Toshiaki Tsuji

PR Contact Information

Address
〒338-8570 255 Shimo-okubo, Sakura, Saitama
URL
http://robotics.ees.saitama-u.ac.jp/index.html
Person Job Title
Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Person in charge
Toshiaki Tsuji

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