Design and evaluation method for living function resilient equipment based on daily living systems science

Masaaki Takizawa, Koji Kitamura, Yoshifumi Nishida, Hiroshi Mizoguchi

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Abstract

As a design and evaluation method for developing assistive technology for people with disabilities, the authors developed a new method for describing and analyzing daily behavior as graph structure data based on the MODAPTS method, which is widely used for the analysis of operations in industrial plants. As an example in this study, we focus on helping hemiplegic people to cut vegetables for cooking. By applying a living systems analysis using the developed method, the authors newly created a prototype of a passive kitchen robotic arm that does not need electricity. The robotic arm has a mechanism for holding vegetables by holding the vegetables from above. The authors conducted experiments to evaluate the usefulness of the developed passive robotic arm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Design for Inclusion - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Design for Inclusion
EditorsGiuseppe Di Bucchianico, Pete F. Kercher
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages351-360
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319605968
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
EventAHFE 2017 International Conference on Design for Inclusion, 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 17 Jul 201721 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume587
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

ConferenceAHFE 2017 International Conference on Design for Inclusion, 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period17/07/1721/07/17

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Keywords

  • Assistive technology
  • Cooking support equipment
  • Living systems science
  • Robotic arm

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Takizawa, M., Kitamura, K., Nishida, Y., & Mizoguchi, H. (2018). Design and evaluation method for living function resilient equipment based on daily living systems science. In G. Di Bucchianico, & P. F. Kercher (Eds.), Advances in Design for Inclusion - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Design for Inclusion (pp. 351-360). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 587). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60597-5_33