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Title:
MOTORIZATION UNIT FOR MANUAL VEHICLE, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MOTORIZATION UNIT FOR MANUAL VEHICLE, ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2014073354
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To provide a motorization unit for a manual vehicle using active casters, a method for controlling the motorization unit for the manual vehicle, an electric wheelchair, and a method for controlling the electric wheelchair.

An electric wheelchair 100 has: two wheels 13 for manual operation; a body part 27 installed to a frame 12; a leg part 23 rotatable around a turning axis R; a drive wheel 21 disposed rotatably around a drive axis Q; a first electric motor 25 rotating the drive wheel 21; a second electric motor rotating the leg part; an operation part 230 operating a travel; and a control part driving the first electric motor 25 and the second electric motor on the basis of a signal outputted by the operation of the operation part 230.


Inventors:
Wada, Masayoshi
Tanaka, Akira
Munekata, Hiroshi
Application Number:
JP2013000099906
Publication Date:
April 24, 2014
Filing Date:
May 10, 2013
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
TOKYO UNIV OF AGRICULTURE & TECHNOLOGY
International Classes:
A61G5/04; B62D9/00
Domestic Patent References:
JP2008264450A2008-11-06
JP2001199356A2001-07-24
JP2004049252A2004-02-19
JP2005304529A2005-11-04
JPH09164968A1997-06-24
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
大渕 美千栄
布施 行夫