Effects of a soft wearable robotic suit on metabolic cost and gait characteristics in healthy young subjects

Shanhai Jin, Shijie Guo, Kazunobu Hashimoto, Motoji Yamamoto

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Abstract

This paper experimentally evaluates the effects of a soft wearable robotic suit, which is developed for energy-efficient walking in daily activities, in healthy subjects. The robotic suit provides a small but effective assistance for hip flexion. Moreover, it is lightweight and it does not restrict the motion range of the lower limbs. Experimental results on two healthy subjects show that the robotic suit worn and powered on (PON) reduced oxygen uptake by an average of 3.6 % compared with the condition of worn but powered off (POFF). Moreover, compared with the POFF condition, walk ratio was improved by an average of 2.6 % in the PON condition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCAS 2017 - 2017 17th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages680-684
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9788993215137
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 13 2017
Event17th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, ICCAS 2017 - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Oct 18 2017Oct 21 2017

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Control, Automation and Systems
Volume2017-October
ISSN (Print)1598-7833

Other

Other17th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, ICCAS 2017
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju
Period10/18/1710/21/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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