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Exoskeleton for assisting human walking
Department of Electrical Engineering, South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences, Soest, Germany.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Electronics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
2013 (English)In: Nature-Inspired Mobile Robotics: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, CLAWAR 2013, World Scientific Publishing Co. , 2013, 117-124 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As the ageing society's problems evolve, mobility aid requirements are beginning to gain impetus and detailed studies on humans performing their normal activities for daily living are becoming urgent. The paper presents the design of a lower-body exoskeleton, which can be easily put on and worn, and used for recording human motions. In this way, the mobility requirements for performing daily living tasks are determined. The research involves the design of a 4 degree of freedom (DOF) lower-body prototype system used in acquiring basic motion data from volunteers as they perform basic walking tasks using embedded sensors for recording the hip and knee angles and transmitting them wirelessly. Walking tests with 20 volunteers are carried out after ethical considerations have been addressed; these cover human safety, full informed consent and privacy ensured by presenting the results in an anonymous manner. 

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World Scientific Publishing Co. , 2013. 117-124 p.
Keyword [en]
Degree of freedom (dof), Embedded sensors, Ethical considerations, Hip and knees, Human walking, Mobility aids, Prototype system, Walking tasks, Mobile robots, Walking aids
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Robotics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-19482DOI: 10.1142/9789814525534_0018ISI: 000337122900018ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84891364850ISBN: 978-981-4525-52-7 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-19482DiVA: diva2:817908
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16th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, CLAWAR 2013, 14-17 July 2013, Sydney, NSW
Note

Book DOI: 10.1142/8913

Konferens: 16th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, CLAWAR 2013; Sydney, NSW, Australia, 14 July 2013 through 17 July 2013

Available from: 2015-06-07 Created: 2015-06-07 Last updated: 2017-04-10Bibliographically approved

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