Modular EXO-LEGS for mobility of elderly persons
2017 (English)In: Advances in Cooperative Robotics: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference in CLAWAR 2016, Singapore: World Scientific, 2017, 851-859 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The paper presents details of the AAL Call 4 EXO-LEGS project aimed at developing and testing lower body assistive exoskeletons to help elderly persons perform daily living activities independently such as stable standing, sit-to-stand transfers and straight walking. The key components needed have been realized using mobility requirements and design preferences provided by an end user group comprising 118 members via 5 surveys. Modular human-centric concepts are followed for mechanical design, sensing and actuation, system integration, etc., to realize a BASIC exoskeleton prototype able to provide up to 30% power to assist the human perform the intended motions. Two ethical approvals have been obtained to involve end users in the research, development and test phases of the project. To date, 5 test subjects have tested the exoskeleton prototype in walking and the sit-to-stand test; summary results are presented in this paper.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Singapore: World Scientific, 2017. 851-859 p.
Computer Vision and Robotics (Autonomous Systems)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22835DOI: 10.1142/9789813149137_0099ISI: 000386326300099ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84999806599ISBN: 978-981-3149-12-0ISBN: 978-981-3149-14-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-22835DiVA: diva2:1049552
19th International Conference series on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR), 12-14 September 2016, London, UK
FunderEU, Horizon 2020VINNOVA, 2012-03255