Our transfer aid robot lifts up people while holding their body just like trained care workers do in helping people move from one place to another. In this way, the robot can lift up even those having little lower limb motion without too much compression on the armpits where axillary nerves and blood vessels exist. In this sense, our transfer aid helps a wider range of people than other devices that require the motion of lower limbs including knees. The aid robot is also capable of holding people sideway and help them keep the sitting position, for example, in the bathroom. This means that people no longer need support from caregivers while toileting, which leads to the protection of their privacy and dignity and saving them from embarrassing situations while getting help.
|The name of the robot care equipment||Transfer Care Assistance|
Toyota Motor Corporation
|Target area||Non-wearable transfer aids with powered assistance, which holds and lifts patients by using robotic technology|
|Expected target user||Professional nursing care workers|
|Assumed environment||indoors / beds in a barrier-free environment / between wheelchairs / between a wheelchair and a toilet seat|
|Sales date||Under review after testing|
|Contact department||Partner Robot Department, Planning Room|