A Soft Wearable Robotic Suit for Ankle and Hip Assistance: A Preliminary Study

Shanhai Jin, Shijie Guo, Kazunobu Hashimoto, Xiaogang Xiong, Motoji Yamamoto

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Abstract

As a walking assistive device, one of major goals should be reduce wearer's metabolic cost as much as possible. Toward this goal, this paper presents the preliminary study on a new soft wearable robotic suit for ankle and hip assistance for daily life activities. The presented robotic suit is lightweight, and it almost does not restrict the lower limb motion range. In addition, its structure is simple, and thus wearers can easily take the device on and off by themselves. Experimental results on two young subjects show that the robotic suit reduced metabolic cost with averaged reductions of 10.2 % and 6.8 %, respectively, by not drastically disrupting the normal walking biomechanics of the subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1867-1870
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538636466
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 26 2018
Event40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2018 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: Jul 18 2018Jul 21 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2018-July
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period7/18/187/21/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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