Exoskeletons

Feasibility of Augmenting Ankle Exoskeleton Walking Performance With Step Length Biofeedback in Individuals With Cerebral Palsy

Author(s): Ying Fang, Zachary F. Lerner
Feasibility of Augmenting Ankle Exoskeleton Walking Performance With Step Length Biofeedback in Individuals With Cerebral Palsy 150 150 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

Most people with cerebral palsy (CP) suffer from impaired walking ability and pathological gait patterns. Seeking to improve the effectiveness of gait training in this patient population, this study developed…

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Symbitron Exoskeleton: Design, Control, and Evaluation of a Modular Exoskeleton for Incomplete and Complete Spinal Cord Injured Individuals

Author(s): C. Meijneke, G. van Oort, V. Sluiter, E. van Asseldonk, N. L. Tagliamonte, F. Tamburella, I. Pisotta, M. Masciullo, M. Arquilla, M. Molinari, A.R. Wu, F. Dzeladini, A. J. Ijspeert, H. Van Der Kooij
Symbitron Exoskeleton: Design, Control, and Evaluation of a Modular Exoskeleton for Incomplete and Complete Spinal Cord Injured Individuals 901 625 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

In this paper, we present the design, control, and preliminary evaluation of the Symbitron exoskeleton, a lower limb modular exoskeleton developed for people with a spinal cord injury. The mechanical…

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Actuation selection for assistive exoskeletons: matching capabilities to task requirements

Author(s): Andrea Calanca, Stefano Toxiri, Davide Costanzi, Enrico Sartori, Rudy Vicario, Tommaso Poliero, Christian Di Natali, Darwin G. Caldwell, Paolo Fiorini, Jesus Ortiz
Actuation selection for assistive exoskeletons: matching capabilities to task requirements 940 1000 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)
Selecting actuators for assistive exoskeletons involves decisions in which designers usually face contrasting requirements. While certain choices may depend on the application context or design philosophy, it is generally desirable to avoid oversizing actuators in order to obtain more lightweight and transparent systems, ultimately promoting the adoption of a given device. read more
Enhancing Mobility With Quasi-Passive Variable Stiffness Exoskeletons

Enhancing Mobility With Quasi-Passive Variable Stiffness Exoskeletons

Author(s): Amanda Sutrisno, David J. Braun
Enhancing Mobility With Quasi-Passive Variable Stiffness Exoskeletons 780 435 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

  Shoes were invented to provide user comfort using rubber soles, despite marginal improvement in human mobility. Unlike shoes, current lower-limb exoskeletons use fixed stiffness springs to store and recycle…

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Design and Development of a Portable Exoskeleton for Hand Rehabilitation

Design and Development of a Portable Exoskeleton for Hand Rehabilitation

Author(s): Duojin Wang, Qingyun Meng, Qiaoling Meng, Xinwei Li, Hongliu Yu
Design and Development of a Portable Exoskeleton for Hand Rehabilitation 780 435 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

     Improvement in hand function to promote functional recovery is one of the major goals of stroke rehabilitation. This paper introduces a newly developed exoskeleton for hand rehabilitation with a…

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Reducing the Energy Cost of Human Running Using an Unpowered Exoskeleton

Reducing the Energy Cost of Human Running Using an Unpowered Exoskeleton

Author(s): Rezvan Nasir, Arjang Ahmadi, Majid Nili Ahmadabadi
Reducing the Energy Cost of Human Running Using an Unpowered Exoskeleton 270 480 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

     In this paper, we present a new perspective to design an unpowered exoskeleton for metabolic rate reduction in running. According to our studies on human biomechanics, it was…

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A Soft Exosuit for Flexible Upper-Extremity Rehabilitation

A Soft Exosuit for Flexible Upper-Extremity Rehabilitation

Author(s): Steven Lessard, Pattawong Pansodtee, Ash Robbins, James M. Trombadore, Sri Kurniawan, Mircea Teodorescu
A Soft Exosuit for Flexible Upper-Extremity Rehabilitation 780 1295 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

      For stroke survivors and many other people with upper-extremity impairment, daily life can be difficult without properly functioning arms. Some modern physical therapy exercises focus on rehabilitating people with…

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Design and Control of the MINDWALKER Exoskeleton

Design and Control of the MINDWALKER Exoskeleton

Author(s): Shiqian Wang, Letian Wang, Cory Meijneke, Edwin van Asseldonk, Thomas Hoellinger, Guy Cheron, Yuri Ivanenko, Valentina La Scaleia, Francesca Sylos-Labini, Marco Molinari, Federica Tamburella, Iolanda Pisotta, Freygardur Thorsteinsson, Michel Ilzkovitz, Jeremi Gancet, Yashodhan Nevatia, Ralf Hauffe, Frank Zanow, Herman van der Kooij
Design and Control of the MINDWALKER Exoskeleton 556 235 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

ACCESS PAPER DATA READ FULL ARTICLE ON IEEE XPLORE Abstract Powered exoskeletons can empower paraplegics to stand and walk. Actively controlled hip ab/adduction (HAA) is needed for weight shift and…

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