Development of the lift assist chair for the elderly people “Rakutateru”

Alireza Ahrary, Won Seok Yang, Masayoshi Inada, Kazumi Nakamatsu

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According to the survey on actual situation of elderly persons at home or nursing home care, the first item after concerning about disease under treatment is “Weak legs and difficulties to stand from seat”. Muscle strength further decreases with aging and make feeling burden when standing from seat. Also, people who are suffering from secondary symptoms such as bedsores and keep sitting in a seat for a long time are on the rise. The most burdensome for elderly persons when trying to stand up from chair is to bear the weight themselves. In this paper, we introduce “Rakutateru” which is specially designed to support elderly persons to easy stand up from seat and keep people to more active and independent. We also evaluate the validity of assist unit which is contained inside the lower part of the Rakutateru surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-37
Number of pages7
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event8th International Congress of Information and Communication Technology, ICICT 2018 - Xiamen, China
Duration: 2018 Jan 272018 Jan 28


  • Assist chair
  • Elderly support chair
  • Lifting unit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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