2005 年 71 巻 703 号 p. 951-958
According with the advancement of aged society, the further improvement in function of the welfare apparatus for an aged person is required. Although various medical equipments, such as a mat to prevent bedsore begin to be used commercially, the function of prevention of bedsore seems not enough. Moreover, it is require for such a nursing equipment to have the flexibility and safety since it contacts with human directly. In the highly advanced aged society, the nursing people is also aged one and it is necessary to decrease their physical burden. In this study, we have developed a mat which has a function to prevent bedsore. In order to distribute the pressure applied to the body, we have proposed a body pressure distribution strategy by using 24 mats driven independently. And the effectiveness of the proposed method is confirmed through some experiments. In this paper, first of all, the structure of the proposed medical care mat is shown. After-wards, its effectiveness is confirmed through experiments.