Toshiro Noritsugu

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— In this study, in order to realize an assist of independent life for the elderly or people in need of care and relieve a physical burden for care worker, an active support splint driven by pneumatic soft actuator (ASSIST) has been developed. ASSIST consists of a plastic interface with the palm and arm and two rotary-type soft actuators put in both sides(More)
Yoyo is a toy in.ade of two th.ick circular pieces of wood, plastic, etc., connected with a short axle that can be made to run up and do.wn b y mo.uing a string tied to it. Humans can play widh a yoyo without difficulty. However, developing a robot system that can play with a yoyo presents a significant challenge to controller design, because the dynamics(More)
The purpose of this study is to develop a wearable power assist device for hand grasping in order to support Activity of Daily Living (ADL) safely and easily. In this paper, the mechanism of the developed power assist device i s described, and then the effectiveness of this device is discussed experimentally.
— In this study, we aim at developing a mechanical device to support humans rehabilitation motion of their wrist joint instead of or to help a physical therapist. Pneumatic parallel manipulator is introduced as the mechanical equipment from a view that pneumatic actuators bring minute force control property owing to the air compressibility and parallel(More)