ISO TC173 Assistive product standardization seminar – Robotic technology and Assistive products, Tokyo 2019-09-13

Date:  September 13, 2019

Venue:  Waseda University, International Conference Center, Tokyo

The seminar is open to the public, in relation to a week of meetings with ISO/TC 173 and some of its working groups, the seminar is hosted by Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC), and executed as cooperation by Japan Assistive Products Association (JASPA) and ISO/TC 173 (Secretariat held by Swedish Institute for Standards, SIS)     

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Program (Draft)

09:30 – 09:45

Introduction and welcome:

  1. ISO TC173 (Committee Manager Joakim Falk)
  2. Mr. M. Takada, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry


09:45 – 11:10

  Session 1: Present and Future of robot and robotic technology in our living life

  1. R & D history of Robot in Japan: (Prof. M. Fujie, Waseda University)
  2. Care innovation in Japan: (Ms. S. Tomihara, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)
  1. Guideline R&D for Care Robot Safety in Korea (Prof. I. Moon, Korea)


12:45 – 13:45

  Session 2: International standardization of Robotic Technology

  1. Current topics of ISO TC299 (Robotics)  (Dr. C. Nabeshima)
  2. Current topics od IEC SyC AAL (Active Assisted Living)  (Dr. D. Ma)
  3. Current topics of ISO TC168(Prosthetic and Orthotics)  (Prof. S. Morimoto)


14:00 – 16:10

  Session 3: International standardization of Assistive products with robotic / smart technology

  1. Introduction of Wheelchair w/ robotic / smart technology

(Panasonic Corporation, etc.)

(Shanghai Bangbang Robotics Co., Ltd, China)

  1. Introduction of Assistive products for walking w/ robotic / smart technology      (Kowa Co., Ltd, etc.)

(Robot Care Systems, Netherland)

  1. Introduction of Hoist/Lift w/ robotic / smart technology

(Muscle Corporation)

( FUJI Corporation)

  1. Introduction of Assistive products for Hygiene and other field w/ robotic / smart technology

(Aronkasei Co., Ltd.)

(TOTO Ltd.)

(Lilium Otsuka Co., Ltd.)

  1. Summary of TC 173 Standardization activity (initiated by Japan) for Assistive Products w/ robotic technology   (Prof. S. Yamauchi)


16:10 –

  Summary and closing: (Joakim Falk, ISO TC173)