Preliminary Experimental Study on Variable Stiffness Structures Based on Textile Jamming for Wearable Robotics
Textile based technologies can generate solutions highly adaptable with wearable robots and devices. Textile jamming (TJ) is a stiffness modulating technique with elaborated textile materials. The fabric with embedded miniature and rigid segments remain flexible due to the textile substrate while they present a high variation of stiffness (up to 17 times) in their stiff mode. The resulted TJ packs can be assembled by traditional sewing technique to the textile garments.
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