Mechatronic Design of a Sit-to-Stance Exoskeleton.

Karen Junius, Branko Brackx, Victor Grosu, Heidi Cuypers, Joost Geeroms, Marta Moltedo, Bram Vanderborght, Dirk Lefeber

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Abstract

This paper describes the design and development
of an exoskeleton that can deliver assistance-as-needed to
patients or elderly with muscle weakness. Since the proofof-
concept is a first step towards the development of a final
commercial prototype, the design had to be adaptable for
patients with different heights, be comfortable for the patients,
safe in use, energy-efficient and affordable in production.
For this reason a modular system was built, using the same
compliant actuator system in all joints. This paper describes
the global design decisions made and the construction of the
actual prototype.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
Pages945-950
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event5th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2014 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 12 Aug 201415 Aug 2014

Conference

Conference5th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2014
CountryBrazil
CitySao Paulo
Period12/08/1415/08/14

Keywords

  • Wearable robotics
  • Assistive actuation
  • Compliant actuation
  • exoskeleton

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