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Bio-inspired Exoskeleton

  • Jiajie GuoEmail author
  • Kok-Meng Lee
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Part of the Research on Intelligent Manufacturing book series (REINMA)

Abstract

Based on the bio-joint constraint formulated in Sect. 3.4, this chapter presents an anatomically-based knee model relaxing several commonly made assumptions that approximate a human knee as engineering pin-joint in exoskeleton design. Kinematics and dynamics are studied to investigate the effects of exoskeleton designs on the knee joint forces and torques. Then, an adaptive knee-joint exoskeleton is designed to eliminate negative effects associated with the closed leg-exoskeleton kinematic chain on a human knee.

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© Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press, Wuhan and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical Science and EngineeringHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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