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Textile Sensor-Based Exoskeleton Suits for the Disabled

  • P. R. SriramEmail author
  • M. Muthu Manikandan
  • Nithin Ayyappaa
  • Rahul Murali
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1041)

Abstract

The exoskeleton suit is designed to make a person who is completely or partially paralyzed below the waistline capable of walking, running with minimal effort. This suit is mainly focused on people suffering from paraplegia. The special ability of the following suit is that it does not make the person bulky rather it retains the natural formation and structure of a human. The following suit is based on textile-based sensors that determine the movement and motion of the forearms. The advanced sensors placed in the forearm calculate the pattern and swinging motion of the forearm and formulates the action. The calculated motion of the forearm provides a gesture-based input for the control system. Thus, it provides a quicker response time for the manipulators to act according to the scenario. The suit consists of lithium-ion battery inside a backpack which powers the manipulators. A control system is further initiated to the actuators placed in thigh, knee, and ankle of the leg. The cutting-edge technology will be able to improve the muscle movement in the legs and help to permanently resolve the issue instead of relying on the use of wheelchairs for the rest of their lives.

Keywords

Computational geometry Graph theory Hamilton cycles 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. R. Sriram
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Muthu Manikandan
    • 1
  • Nithin Ayyappaa
    • 1
  • Rahul Murali
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringSri Venkateswara College of EngineeringSriperumbudurIndia

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