Robotic care devices development
Invitation to partnership events
There is not a scheduled event at this moment.
Partnership meetings held in the past
If you desire to become a member, please contact us at the e-mail address stated in “Contact”below.
About robotic care devices development partnership
Revised in October 2016
Industrial Machinery Division of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
apan Agency for Medical Research and Development
Invite those enterprises who have a strong intention to develop robotic care equipment in the “areas of focus for the use of robot technology in nursing care” and will work with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and other related agencies to form a partnership, which functions as a platform to promote understanding and matching the needs of users of care services and caregivers, as well as providing information from administrative agencies that is useful for development, listening to voices of participant companies and reflecting them into the measures for promoting the development and practical use of robotic care equipment.
2．Roles of partnership
（1） Functioning as a platform to promote understanding and matching the needs of users of care services and caregivers.
Promotes exchanging opinions among developers, users of care services and caregivers.
Provides feedback on the activities of both sides toward verification
（2） Providing information from administrative agencies
Provides advice for the development by the Association for Technical Aids (the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)./li>
Provides information for the measures to promote the development and practical use of robotic care equipment.
（3） Hearing opinions about the future measures for practical use of robotic care equipment
Company’s issues when starting development
Needs for modularization and standardization and other needs
（4） Promoting use of the Robot Safety Center
Promotes the use of the center as a place of real machine examinations of safety standards, etc.
Provides information regarding standards, certifications and standardization
Industrial Machinery Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Medical and Assistive Device Industries Office, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau
Elderly Support Division, Health and Welfare Bureau for the Elderly
Promotion Division, Health and Welfare Bureau for the Elderly
Independence Support Promotion Office, Policy Planning Division, Department of Health and Welfare for Persons with Disabilities, Social Welfare and War Victims' Relief Bureau
- Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) *Executive office
- The Association for Technical Aids
- Member companies (setting up a working group for each area of focus)
4．Structure of WG
- Transfer aids (wearable) WG
- Transfer aids (non-wearable) WG
- Mobility aids (outdoor) WG
- Mobility aids (indoor) WG
- Mobility aids (wearable) WG
- Toilet aids (portable) WG
- Toilet aids (prediction) WG
- Toilet aids (action) WG
- Monitoring system (for nursing care homes) WG
- Monitoring system (for private homes) WG
- Communication WG
- Bathing aids WG
- Care services support WG
* Items in red text are new areas of focus (revised in October 2017)
Records of partnership meetings
|Number of times||date of meeting (link to the articles on the website)||material data|
|12th|| March 13, 2019
"Symposium on Human Resource Development Toward Utilization of Nursing Care Robots"（Tokyo）
|11th||December 19, 2018（Tokyo）||Document page: 11th partnership meeting|
|10th||January 16, 2018（Osaka）、19（Tsukuba）||Document page: 10th partnership meeting|
|9th||May 12, 2015（Tokyo）、21（Osaka）||Document page: 9th partnership meeting|
|8th||December 1, 2014（Osaka）、2（Tokyo）||Document page: 8th partnership meeting|
|7th||July 1, 2014（Tokyo）、2（Osaka）||Document page: 7th partnership meeting|
|6th||April 23, 2014（Tokyo）||Document page: 6th partnership meeting|
|5th||March 5, 2014（Tokyo, Osaka）||Document page: 5th partnership meeting|
|4th||December 3, 2013（Kawasaki）、4（Osaka）||Document page: 4th partnership meeting|
|3th||August 29, 2013（Osaka）、30（Kawasaki）||Document page: 3th partnership meeting|
Department of Medical Device and Healthcare Division of Healthcare, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development
E-mail: robot-kaigo“AT”amed.go.jp (“AT” should be replaced with @.)
※ Inquiries for admission to the partnership should also be sent to the e-mail address stated above.