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Verification of the functional effect of upright pelvis fixed support system dining chair with independence support function corresponding to eating and drinking trouble of the elderly | Abstract

Junichi Fukaura1,2,3, Tetsuji Tetsushi3, Hideo Kaneko3, Takeshi Nanba3, Yasuhiko Takeda3,4*

1Chairman of the Japan Speech and Hearing Sciences Association, Japan

2The Dysphagia Rehabilitation Society Councilor

3Department of Rehabilitation: (Speech and Hearing Sciences & Physical Therapy), International University of Health and Welfare Graduate School, Okawa City, Fukuoka, Japan

4Body Tool Development Labo, Japan (Taigu Kaihatsu Laboratory): Ergonomics Researcher (verification test assistant)

Corresponding Author: Yasuhiko Takeda

Address: Body Tool Development Labo, Japan (Taigu Kaihatsu Laboratory): 2-109 Honmachi, Tottori City, Tottori pref. 680 0031 Japan. Ergonomics Researcher (Verification Test assistant), Tel: 0857 29 6281.

Received date: 04 July 2019; Accepted date: 15 July 2019; Published date: 22 July 2019

Abstract

Information on smooth swallowing posture and swallowing function training is described in the medical literature. A dining chair was developed in Japan to protect the elderly from aspiration and aspiration pneumonia. We thought that if the function effect of the dining chair was actually exhibited, it would be vital information to all the elderly whose swallowing function continues to decline. We tried the verification test with electromyograph about the actual functional effect of the developed dining chair. Eating with the neck forward flexion (NFF) posture by the upright pelvis fixed support has shown a smooth swallowing effect which can be valuable information to elderly people around the world, whose swallowing function continues to decline.

Citation: Fukaura J, Tetsushi T, Kaneko H, et al., “Verification of the functional effect of upright pelvis fixed support system dining chair with independence support function corresponding to eating and drinking trouble of the elderly”. Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep, vol.2, no.2: 9-14, 2019.

Copyright © 2019 Fukaura J, Tetsushi T, Kaneko H, et al., This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Key Words: Dining Chair; Smooth Swallowing; Neck Forward Flexion; Aspiration; Elderly

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