Definition of priority areas
(items for development)

Wearable transfer aids

Among wearable type devices that perform power assistance for caregivers using a robot technology, those with the following features are subject to intensive development as a wearable type lifting aid device.

Definitions

  • A caregiver wears the device to alleviate a burden on his/her waist at the time of lifting aids.
  • Detachable/attachable by a caregiver alone.
  • Applicable to lifting between a bed, wheelchair and toilet bowl.
Wearable transfer aids
Product / Projects Adopted Company name Status
Smart Support Technologies, Inc
In
development
Power Assist Suit (Waist Support)
In
development
Kikuchi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
Productization
CYBERDYNE,Inc.
Productization
TOSHIBA CORPORATION
In
development
Wearable transfer aids
Product / Projects Adopted
Development of Enhance-able Simple Power Assisting Suit: “Smart Suit EX”
In
development
Japan Art Co., Ltd., ,LLP Atom project, Sagami Robot Industry Agency)
In
development
Japan Art Co., Ltd., ,LLP Atom project, Sagami Robot Industry Agency)

Company name

Power Assist Suit (Waist Support)

Muscle Suit for Nursing Care
Productization
Muscle Suit for Nursing Care

Company name

Kikuchi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.

HAL for Care Support (Lumbar Type)
Productization
HAL for Care Support (Lumbar Type)

Company name

CYBERDYNE,Inc.

Portable backpack type lifting aid equipment
In
development
Portable backpack type lifting aid equipment

Company name

TOSHIBA CORPORATION

Source
Research Basic Plan of the Project to Promote the Development and Introduction of Robotic Devices for Nursing Care (Development Subsidies ), METI, on October 2017