HITOWA Holdings Co., Ltd.
HITOWA Care Service and Lion Corporation to Conduct Demonstration Experiments on Exercises to Improve the QOL of the Elderly
Advance introduction of game machine “TANO-LT” that allows you to enjoy training three functions (oral, sleep, exercise device)
HITOWA Care Service Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo / President and CEO Yoshiteru Hakamada, hereinafter referred to as HITOWA Group), which operates about 130 facilities (*1) such as paid nursing homes for the elderly “Irise” in the HITOWA Group, which provides comprehensive life support services. HITOWA Care Service) is pleased to announce that Lion Corporation (head office: Sumida-ku, Tokyo/President: Masazumi Kikukawa, hereinafter Lion) has appointed Professor Hiroshi Matsudaira (Technical Advisor, Trunk Solution Co., Ltd.) of the University of Tokyo Hospital 22nd Century Medical Center. ), we introduced exercises jointly developed with ) to the facility we operate, and conducted a demonstration experiment to improve the QOL of the elderly.
The newly developed “Kenkou Sleep Exercise (R)” (*2) is a
collaboration between Lion and University of Tokyo Hospital 22nd Century Medical Center Musculoskeletal Pain Medical Research & Management Department Specially Appointed Professor Hiroshi Matsudaira (Trunk It was jointly developed by Solution Co., Ltd. (technical adviser), and it is possible to train three functions (oral cavity, sleep, locomotor) at the same time.
HITOWA Care Service has collaborated with TANOTECH Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as TANOTECH) to develop a game called “Kenko Sleeping Exercises (R)” to enable elderly people to enjoy and continuously exercise at nursing homes. TANO-LT, a game machine for nursing care facilities, was introduced in advance.
Currently, about 16 million elderly people nationwide are estimated to have various problems in their daily lives, such as declining locomotory and cognitive functions, and dysphagia due to declining oral function (*3). To address this issue, Lion, University of Tokyo Hospital 22nd Century Medical Center Specially Appointed Professor Hiroshi Matsudaira, and Trunk Solution Co., Ltd. (President and CEO Tsutomu Murao) will develop “Kenko Sleep Exercise” in January 2022. (*4). This exercise allows you to perform 21 types of exercise in 5 minutes while sitting, and you can train the three functions of the oral cavity, sleep, and locomotor system “simultaneously”.
Lion incorporates the idea of gamification (*5) in order to make it easy and enjoyable to continue this gymnastics. We have developed a virtual game program that combines sleep exercises (*6). The game machine “TANO-LT” for nursing homes, which is equipped with the “TANO” virtual game program of “Kenko Sleep Exercise”, will be on sale on September 27, 2022.
HITOWA Care Service provides residents of the facilities we operate with “care prevention and frailty prevention for independence support”, “creation of exercise habits in elderly facilities”, and “contribution to highly stable operation through health promotion”. For this purpose, we have decided to conduct this demonstration experiment jointly with Lion.
Lion official channel
Video of healthy mouth sleep exercise (digest version)
2. Demonstration experiment outline
l Pre-installed facility: HITOWA Care Service Co., Ltd. Paid Nursing Home with Nursing Care Irise Nerima Shakujiidai
l Advance introduction date: September 8, 2022
l Number of users: 14
3. Demonstration experiment results
In this demonstration experiment, 14 people were selected and their physical functions were measured in advance. After that, about three days a week, participants participated in exercises and recreation using “Kenko Sleep Exercise (R)” and “TANO-LT”, and after one week, the effect on the two functions of “motor function” and “oral function” was observed. verified. As a result, improvement was seen in “motor function” in the flexibility of the legs and joints, and in “oral function”, effects were seen in the strength and movement of the lips and cheeks, and the strength and movement of the tongue. We plan to continue to measure the effects on “sleep efficiency” and “QOL evaluation” in addition to “motor function” and “oral function” while verifying the effects after 2 weeks and 1 month.
1) Motor function (healthy legs, flexibility of joints)
5m walk test
TUG (Timed Up and Go Test): Observing how the patient sits comfortably on a chair with armrests, stands up, walks 3m at a comfortable speed, turns back, and then sits down again.
2) Oral function (power/movement of lips and cheeks, power/movement of tongue) pataca test
Four. Overview of TANO-LT
“TANO” is a game machine for welfare, nursing care, and educational sites that uses motion sensors. Simply by standing in front of the sensor, you can perform more than 180 types of exercise, vocalization, and brain activation programs. “TANO-LT” can use the “Kenko Sleep Exercise (R)” program in addition to the programs normally installed in “TANO”.
When you imitate the movement of “Kenko Sleep Exercise (R)” displayed on the screen, the sensor reads the skeleton, compares it with the correct movement, scores the skeleton matching rate, and displays it in real time. This makes it possible to perform gymnastics as if it were a game, creating opportunities for efforts to improve one’s score, competing with others, and so on. By continuing to enjoy training, we can expect to prevent “frailty,” which is the aging of the mind and body due to aging.
HITOWA Care Service plans to verify this experiment in the future and consider introducing it to other facilities. Going forward, we will continue to provide quality of life services that lead to the improvement of residents’ ADL and plus one care beyond that through a system that demonstrates scientifically effective results.
*1 As of October 1, 2021
*2 “Kenko Sleep Exercise” is a registered trademark of Lion Corporation. *3 Source: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare “Expert Study Group Report on Healthy Life Expectancy” (2019)
*4 Press release announced by Lion Corporation on January 27, 2022
https://lion-corp.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/tmg_block_page_image/file/7905/20220127_02.pdf *5 Application of game elements and principles to things other than games *6 February 14, 2022 Lion Corporation press release
https://lion-corp.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/tmg_block_page_image/file/7932/20220114_01.pdf Lion Corporation Overview
Address: 1-3-7 Honjo, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-8644
TEL: 03-3621-6211 (main)
Established: September 1918
Founded: October 30, 1891 (Meiji 24)
Capital: 34,433,720,000 yen
Business Activities: Manufacture and sale of toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, detergent, hair care and skin care products, cooking supplies, chemicals, etc., export to overseas local companies
Representative: Masazumi Kikukawa, President and CEO
TANOTECH Co., Ltd. Overview
Address: 〒254-0035 1-4 Miyanomae, Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture Paren Hiratsuka Building 5F
TEL: 0463-73-5490 (main)
Established: June 2018
Capital: 5 million yen
Business Activities: TANO development and domestic and overseas distributors Representative: Tsutomu Mitamura, Representative Director
Overview of HITOWA Care Service Co., Ltd.
Address: Shinagawa Intercity Building C, 2-15-3 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-6215 TEL: 03-6632-7702 (main) FAX: 03-6736-5587
Established: November 2006
Capital: 50 million yen
Business Activities: Operation of fee-based nursing homes and housing for the elderly with services, etc.
Representative: Yoshiteru Hakamada, President and Representative Director Details about this release: