Wearable antigravity muscle support system utilizing human body dynamics

Takahiko Nakamura, Zhidong Wang, Kazunari Saito, Kazuhiro Kosuge

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Abstract

In this research, we have developed a wearable antigravity muscle support system, which assists daily activities of physically weak persons by reducing the load to the lower extremities. Many activities of a human being are performed smartly by cooperating motions of different body parts to reduce loads. In this paper, we propose a dynamics-based support concept based on the posture and motion of the user, and analyses of human's smart motion in order to assist the user smartly and naturally by the wearable support system. Based on the proposed concept, a dynamics-based control algorithm for devices without using biological signals is implemented. Experimental results illustrate the validity of the proposed system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1237-1256
Number of pages20
JournalAdvanced Robotics
Volume20
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1

Keywords

  • ANTIGRAVITY MUSCLES
  • HUMAN BODY DYNAMICS
  • HUMAN MODEL
  • WALKING SUPPORT
  • WEARABLE SUPPORT SYSTEM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications

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