This paper presents the design and preliminary testing of a full-body assistive exoskeleton AXO-SUIT for older adults. AXO-SUIT is a system of modular exoskeletons consisting of lower-body and upper-body modules, and their combination as full body as well to provide flexible physical assistance as needed. The full-body exoskeleton comprises 27 degrees of freedom, of which 17 are passive and 10 active, which is able to assist people in walking, standing, carrying and handling tasks. In the paper, design of the AXO-SUIT is described. End-user testing results are presented to show the effectiveness of the exoskeleton in providing flexible physical assistance.
|Title of host publication||Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends : WeRob 2018|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publisher||Springer Publishing Company|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||International Symposium on Wearable Robotics - Pisa, Italy|
Duration: 16 Oct 2018 → 20 Oct 2018
|Conference||International Symposium on Wearable Robotics|
|Period||16/10/2018 → 20/10/2018|
|Series||Biosystems and Biorobotics|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The work reported here is supported by the EU AAL Programme, Innovation Fund Denmark, Vinnova, Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen and Enterprise Ireland.
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