Development and testing of full-body exoskeleton AXO-SUIT for physical assistance of the elderly

S. Bai*, S. Christensen, M. Islam, S. Rafique, N. Masud, P. Mattsson, L. O’Sullivan, V. Power

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends : WeRob 2018
Number of pages5
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Publication date2019
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-01886-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-01887-0
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational Symposium on Wearable Robotics - Pisa, Italy
Duration: 16 Oct 201820 Oct 2018


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Wearable Robotics
SeriesBiosystems and Biorobotics

Bibliographical note

Funding 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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