The aim of this study was to evaluate three types of walkers for elderly people. Four elderly patients participated in the study. The experiments were performed using three walkers: a familiar conventional folding walker, a caster walker and a power-assisted walker. We evaluated walking speed, body acceleration and an electromyogram of the gastrocnemius during use of each walker. The results indicated that walkers should be selected according to the patient's walking ability. Comparison between Power-assisted walker and parallel bar, the walking speed in power-assisted walker is higher than that in parallel bar. Power-assisted walkers are suitable for patients who are used to using a wheelchair.
|ホスト出版物のタイトル||Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2001|
|イベント||23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Istanbul, Turkey|
継続期間: 2001 10月 25 → 2001 10月 28
|Other||23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society|
|Period||01/10/25 → 01/10/28|
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