31 Jul '15, 9pm

#Tech Tanita Develops Walking Ability Meter for Elderly

For measurement, the user sits on a chair, places his/her legs on the meter and stands up. [Click to enlarge image] Tanita Corp developed "Kenkyaku Kei (walking ability meter)," which can measure the muscle strength and balance of legs (lower limbs), in collaboration with the University of Tsukuba. The meter was exhibited at Sportec 2015, which took place from July 28 to 30, 2015, in Tokyo. For measurement, the user sits on a chair, places his/her legs on the meter and stands up while putting strength into the legs. Tanita plans to commercialize the meter in 2015 or 2016, expecting that it will be used in preventive care classes for the elderly and fitness clubs. The Kenkyaku Kei is equipped with multiple load sensors used for weighing machines. It measures power (the peak value of a load) and speed (the increase rate of a load) at the time of standing up as well as the ba...

Full article: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20150730/430...

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