A light-weight exoskeleton for hip flexion-extension assistance

Francesco Giovacchini, Matteo Fantozzi, Mariele Peroni, Matteo Moisé, Marco Cempini, Mario Cortese, Dirk Lefeber, Maria Chiara Carrozza, Nicola Vitiello

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Abstract

Wearable robots can represent a way to rehabilitate and/or assist people affected by gait disorders that are common problems associated with ageing, following orthopedic surgery or diseases like brain injuries. In order to improve their usability and effectiveness, exoskeletons aiming at assisting people affected by gait impairments should be light-weight devices and have safe and low output impedance actuators. In this paper we present a light-weight exoskeleton endowed with two series elastic actuators for hip flexion-extension assistance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNEUROTECHNIX 2013 - Proceedings of the International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics
Pages194-198
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event1st International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics, NEUROTECHNIX 2013 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Duration: Sep 18 2013Sep 20 2013

Other

Other1st International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics, NEUROTECHNIX 2013
CountryPortugal
CityVilamoura, Algarve
Period9/18/139/20/13

Keywords

  • Assistive technology
  • Gait aid
  • Lower-limb assistive exoskeleton
  • Powered orthosis
  • Series elastic actuator
  • Wearable robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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