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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
Conference paper
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 22)

Abstract

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Bai
    • 1
  • S. Christensen
    • 1
  • M. Islam
    • 1
  • S. Rafique
    • 2
  • N. Masud
    • 2
  • P. Mattsson
    • 2
  • L. O’Sullivan
    • 3
  • V. Power
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Materials and ProductionAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Electronics, Mathematics and Natural SciencesUniversity of GavleGavleSweden
  3. 3.University of LimerickLimerickIreland

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