Soft-Mechanics I and II

Visiting Prof. Akihiro Shibahara

These projects are constructed with many elemental technologies for soft-mechanics and soft materials with new function to apply to the development of aged welfare equipment, and these have been collaborated by many co-workers of Kyushu-University with the specialized fields of mechanics, welfare engineering, rehabilitation and chemical materials.

'15.12.15 3's agreement signing ceremony

2015.12.15 3's agreement signing ceremony, from left to right, Nishimura CEO of Sumitomo Riko Co.Ltd., Kubo President of Kyushu-University, Tsukigata Mayor of Itoshima-City

Exhibition of anti-bed sore mattress in 38th of H.C&R.E

Exhibition of anti-bed sore mattress in 38th of H.C&R.E, Tokyo

Exhibition of walking assistive apparatus in 5th W.C.C

Exhibition of walking assistive apparatus in 5th W.C.C, Kyoto

Project name:

Research area I :
Development and Social Implementation of Welfare Equipments for Anti Bed sore Mattress, Walking Assist-Suit and so on

Research area II :
Development of Soft-Materials for Soft-Actuator and Soft-Materials with the Function of New Transducer

Project leader:

Visiting Prof. Akihiro Shibahara

[Research area I]
Fureai Labo, Social Welfare Council Center Fureai
(1 Shimahatsu, Itoshima-City, 819-1312, JAPAN)
TEL:092-327-8181 / FAX:092-327-1560
[Research area II]
Laboratory 4, GIC Bldg., Chikushi Campus
TEL:81-92-593-1389 / FAX:81-92-593-1389
mail

Research Subject

The projects are concerned with the development for the functional soft materials and the applied welfare apparatuses which aim the independence support and nursing care for the aged generation.

In addition, the joint venture between Kyushu University, Itoshima City, and Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. is planning on the social implementation of business model compatible with the aged welfare programs applied with the welfare equipments of anti-bed sore mattress, walking assist-suit and so on.

Participating Organization

Kyushu University, Itoshima City, Sumitomo Riko Company Limited

Achievements Of These Projects

  1. A-STEP of Seeds Development Type (Adaptable and Seamless Technology Transfer Program through Target-driven R&D) or the R&D of Walking Assistive Apparatus (2012.10〜2015.3)
  2. A-STEP of Seeds Development Type for the R&D of Soft material for Artificial Muscles (2013.12〜2017.3)
  3. NEDO Projects “Development of Innovation Carbon Nanotube Composite Materials for a Low Carbon Emission Society” (2012.4〜2014.3)
  4. Exhibitions in 38th, 39th, 40th, 41st, 42nd of H.C&R.E
  5. Exhibition in Japan Science and Technology Agency Fair 2015 (2015.8,Tokyo)
  6. Exhibition in 5th World Engineering Conference and Convention (2016.1,Kyoto)
In order to response to the problem of health, welfare, and care for super-aging society, the new technologic field for soft-mechanics that is constructed with the technologies of these fields is indispensable.

In order to response to the problem of health, welfare, and care for super-aging society, the new technologic field for soft-mechanics that is constructed with the technologies of the above fields is indispensable.

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