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Design of Bio-joint Shaped Knee Exoskeleton Assisting for Walking and Sit-to-Stance

  • Mehmet F. Kapci
  • Ramazan Unal
Conference paper
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 22)

Abstract

In this study, a bio-joint shaped knee joint exoskeleton is presented. This design is meant for avoiding misalignment of the exoskeleton joint with the biological knee joint. For this purpose a cam mechanism has been designed to prevent the misalignment from translation of the femur on tibia. Additionally, walking and sit-to-stance is passively assisted with a spring element that is activated with the heel contact. A single spring is used for both walking and sit-to-stance, due to the similar characteristics of the gait cycle and initial phases of the sit-to-stance in joint stiffness.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentAbdullah Gul UniversityKayseriTurkey
  2. 2.Ozyegin UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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