Development of a Risk Assessment Assistance Tool for Robotic Care Devices

Keiko Homma*, Osamu Matsumoto

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Citations (Scopus)


Aiming to eliminate a labor shortage caused by the aging of society, many kinds of service robots are under development. Nursing care for the elderly is considered as a typical application of service robots, especially in Japan. Elderly care robots or robotic care device must be designed with safety, but not a few manufacturers are inexperienced in designing and manufacturing them on the basis of safety. In this paper, we introduce a risk assessment assistance tool for robotic care device targeted for inexperienced manufacturers of risk assessment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHarnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives
EditorsPeter Cudd, Luc de Witte
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781614997979
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


  • machine safety
  • risk assessment
  • robotic care device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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