Intelligent linear drive empowers old-age product innovation and boosts the supply upgrade of the old-age industry.

At present, in China, how to make over 40 million disabled or partially disabled elderly people get proper care and live with dignity may be the most severe challenge for the aging work in the new era! It is also the main contradiction that needs to be solved urgently.

Recently, in order to effectively cope with China's population aging, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council issued "Opinions on Strengthening Aging Work in the New Era". Through policy guidance, we will focus on solving the problem of "urgent difficulties and worries" of the elderly in terms of old-age care and health.

On May 11th, the results of the seventh national census showed that the population aged 60 and over in China had reached 264 million, accounting for 18.7% of the total population. The data shows that there are more than 40 million disabled and partially disabled elderly people. These elderly people can't take care of themselves completely in the basic life of dressing, eating, bathing and going to the toilet, and over 10 million of them need all-round care.

In the past few years, due to the relative backwardness of more developed countries in China, many facilities and systems for providing for the aged are relatively imperfect, and some old-age care institutions also have problems such as high fees and low service level. Only a small number of elderly people can live in nursing homes (apartments for the elderly, nurseries for the elderly), and in most places, nursing homes are "hard to find a bed".

In the past two years, domestic pension institutions have developed rapidly. According to the statistical bulletin of the Ministry of Civil Affairs on the development of civil affairs in 2020, by the end of 2020, there were 329,000 institutions and facilities for the aged in China, an increase of 213,000 compared with the end of 2015, with a scale of 2.83 times. The total number of beds for the aged is 8.21 million, an increase of 1.483 million compared with the end of 2015. By 2025, the number of nursing beds in national old-age care institutions will reach 55%.

In addition, after more than five years of practice, China has innovated and developed family beds for the aged, home aging renovation projects, etc. to solve the contradiction between supply and demand in the old-age market. However, at present, the supply of China's pension industry still cannot meet the needs of the elderly.

In developed countries, intelligent products suitable for the elderly, such as intelligent nursing beds, shifters, electric wheelchairs and various rehabilitation training AIDS, are widely used. However, few people use these humanized and intelligent products to improve the lives of the elderly and reduce the workload of nursing staff in domestic pension institutions and families of disabled or partially disabled elderly people.

In 2020, with the release of "Promotion Catalogue of Smart and Healthy Old-age Products and Services" formulated by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National Health and Wellness Commission, many innovative smart old-age products went to the terminal old-age market, providing better intelligent assistance for the rehabilitation training of disabled and partially disabled elderly people, and also providing intelligent old-age care for their daily lives.

The innovation of many intelligent products suitable for the aged in the promotion catalogue is inseparable from the intelligent linear drive system. Well-known enterprises in the old-age care industry such as Panasonic, Xinsong Robot, Yu Xiang Medical, and Fu Liye Intelligent Technology have jointly developed electric nursing beds, intelligent limb feedback rehabilitation systems, walking robots and other products with Jiechang Drive, the industry standard-setting unit of linear drive.

Intelligent linear drive system is a key device to realize the motion control function of intelligent terminal products. Its principle is to transmit instructions to mechanical structures through the control system, so that the circular motion of the motor can be converted into the linear motion of the push rod, thus achieving the effect of pushing, pulling and lifting the heavy objects.

Linear drive is also called electric push rod, lifting column, plus control box and hand controller, which is a complete set of linear drive products. Intelligent linear drive system is widely used in old-age care and rehabilitation products to improve the daily life, bathroom, toilet, travel and rehabilitation training of disabled and partially disabled elderly people. Based on "linear drive", we can develop surprising intelligent adjustable medical device products.

In the bedroom scene of the elderly, the intelligent nursing bed is suitable for elderly bedridden patients, bedridden patients due to accidents or diseases, postoperative intensive care patients and other people, to solve the nursing problems of poor quality of life and high labor intensity of nursing staff. The product has nursing functions such as electric turning, back lifting, leg lifting, whole lifting and whole tilting, etc. In addition, it can be matched with intelligent vital sign monitoring system to monitor the vital sign data of users in real time.

In the bathroom life scene of the elderly, the intelligent lifting bath chair, bath bed, lifting basin and lifting toilet are equipped with high waterproof linear drive system to adapt to the height and posture of the elderly and help the elderly with mobility difficulties to bathe, wash and go to the toilet more conveniently and comfortably.

In the travel scene of the elderly, the electric wheelchair with adjustable legs and back, and the high-precision servo drive system can make the elderly operate more independently efficiently and safely. Walking robot, which can perform walking training for the elderly with unstable walking, adjusts the position of the handle according to the user's physical condition, conducts personalized customized training, and continuously improves the walking training scheme.

In the face of the problem of population aging rising to the national strategic level, the rapid development and supply upgrading of the pension industry is an inevitable trend. In the future, the diversified pension market will also produce brand-new products suitable for the elderly. How to develop more new products to adapt to the innovative pension model in China is full of brand-new opportunities and challenges for the country, society and enterprises. It is believed that relying on more and more intelligent old-age technology products can make the life of tens of millions of semi-disabled and disabled elderly people at home warmer.