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A conceptual exoskeleton shoulder design for the assistance of upper limb movement.

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jun Jie Chong

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Abstract

There is an increased interest on wearable technologies for rehabilitation and human augmentation. Systems focusing on the upper limbs are attempting to replicate the musculoskeletal structures found in humans, reproducing existing behaviors and capabilities. The current work is expanding on existing systems with a novel design that ensures the maximum range of motion while at the same time allowing for lock- able features ensuring higher manipulation payloads at minimum energy and fatigue costs. An analysis of the biomechanics of the shoulder is being done and a detailed system design for structural as well actuation elements of a parallel mechanism is given. The benefits for the use are discussed of reduced weight, maximum range of motion at minimum energy cost.exoskeleton design, assistive systems, wearable technology


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Author(s): Perez CN, Georgilas I, Etoundi A, Chong J, Jafari A

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 19th Annual Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS 2018)

Year of Conference: 2018

Pages: 291-302

Online publication date: 21/07/2018

Acceptance date: 05/04/2018

ISSN: 0302-9743

Publisher: Springer

URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96728-8_25

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-96728-8_25

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

ISBN: 9783319967271


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