A Conceptual Exoskeleton Shoulder Design for the Assistance of Upper Limb Movement

Carlos Navarro Perez, Ioannis Georgilas, Appolinaire Etoundi, Jj Chong, Aghil Jafari

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Abstract

There is an increased interest on wearable technologies for rehabilitation and human augmentation. Systems focusing on the upper limbs are attempting to replicate the musculoskeletal structures found in humans, reproducing existing behaviors and capabilities. The current work is expanding on existing systems with a novel design that ensures the maximum range of motion while at the same time allowing for lockable features ensuring higher manipulation payloads at minimum energy and fatigue costs. An analysis of the biomechanics of the shoulder is being done and a detailed system design for structural as well actuation elements of a parallel mechanism is given. The benefits for the use are discussed of reduced weight, maximum range of motion at minimum energy cost.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS) Conference 2018
EditorsManuel Giuliani, Tareq Assaf, Maria Elena Giannaccini
PublisherSpringer
Pages291-302
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319967271
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2018
EventTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Conference (TAROS) - Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Bristol, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Jul 201827 Jul 2018
Conference number: 19
http://brl.ac.uk/taros2018.aspx

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10965 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems Conference (TAROS)
Abbreviated titleTAROS
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityBristol
Period25/07/1827/07/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • Assistive systems
  • Exoskeleton design
  • Wearable technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Navarro Perez, C., Georgilas, I., Etoundi, A., Chong, J., & Jafari, A. (2018). A Conceptual Exoskeleton Shoulder Design for the Assistance of Upper Limb Movement. In M. Giuliani, T. Assaf, & M. E. Giannaccini (Eds.), Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS) Conference 2018 (pp. 291-302). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10965 LNAI). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96728-8_25