Language: Japanese

Definition of priority areas
(items for development)

Outdoor mobility aids

A walking aid device with the following features using a robot technology that supports the elderly’s going out and enables them to safely carry baggage, etc., is intensively developed as an outdoor type lifting aid device.

Definitions

  • Enables mobility with baggage.
  • Provides the elderly., etc. with support for walking with their own feet. Those on-board are not subject to aids.
  • Enables mobility with baggage.
  • Equipped with four or more of wheels.
  • A wheel diameter that allows stable mobility in a rough terrain. (Note that the stability when passing through the steps of gravel roads and sidewalks is subject to an evaluation in the stage gate examination .)
  • The size that permits mounting in the interior and trunk of an ordinary automobile in a normal state or by making the device folded.
  • Equipped with a manual brake.
  • Waterproof measures have been taken not to impair the function even if left outdoors in the rainy weather.
  • A weight (30 kg or less) to be lifted by a caregiver.
Outdoor mobility aids
Product / Projects Adopted Company name Status
TGR4 Consortium
In
development
Kikuchi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
In
development
Active cart development consortium
In
development
TacaoF CO., LTD.
In
development
CYBERDYNE INC.
In
development
Kawamura Cycle Co., Ltd. (KS project)
Productization
IMASEN ENGINEERING CORPORATION
In
development
Azbil Corporation
In
development
RT.WORKS co., ltd.
Productization
NSK Ltd.
In
development
Nabtesco Corporation.
In
development
SHINTEC HOZUMI CO., LTD.
Productization
Outdoor mobility aids
Product / Projects Adopted
準備中
In
development
Body Weight Support Travel Aid
In
development
Body Weight Support Travel Aid

Company name

Kikuchi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.

準備中
In
development
Active Cart (tentative)

Company name

Active cart development consortium

KeePace (key path)
In
development
KeePace (key path)

Company name

TacaoF CO., LTD.

Outing support robot equipment RoboCart
In
development
Outing support robot equipment RoboCart

Company name

CYBERDYNE INC.

Walking Assist Robot
Productization
Walking Assist Robot

Company name

Kawamura Cycle Co., Ltd. (KS project)

Walk assistance system considering steps on the ground and uneven terrain
In
development
Otasuke Walker
In
development
Otasuke Walker

Company name

Azbil Corporation

Robot Assist Walker RT.1
Productization
Robot Assist Walker RT.1

Company name

RT.WORKS co., ltd.

Motor-assisted walker for outdoor walking
In
development
Nabtesco Corporation.
In
development
Nabtesco Corporation.

Company name

Nabtesco Corporation.

Tecpo
Productization
Tecpo

Company name

SHINTEC HOZUMI CO., LTD.

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