ct 16(8): e5

Research Article

Wearable robot that measures user vital signs for elderly care and support

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262512,
        author={Hirotake Yamazoe and Tomoko Yonezawa},
        title={Wearable robot that measures user vital signs for elderly care and support},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies},
        volume={3},
        number={8},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={CT},
        year={2016},
        month={5},
        keywords={wearable robot: vital signs},
        doi={10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262512}
    }
    
  • Hirotake Yamazoe
    Tomoko Yonezawa
    Year: 2016
    Wearable robot that measures user vital signs for elderly care and support
    CT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262512
Hirotake Yamazoe1,*, Tomoko Yonezawa2
  • 1: Ritsumeikan University
  • 2: Kansai University
*Contact email: yamazoe@fc.ritsumei.ac.jp

Abstract

In this paper, we introduce a wearable robot with vital sensors. So far, we have been developing a wearable partner agent that makes physical contact, which is generated by combining haptic stimuli and the agent's anthropomorphic motions. The haptic stimuli are adjusted and controlled corresponding to the user's posture and surrounding context. However, neither is sufficient to recognize the user's physical and emotional conditions. Thus, we extend our system by adding vital sensors, especially a blood pressure sensor, to estimate the user's physical and emotional conditions and achieve elderly care and support based on the obtained user's information.