Power Assist System HAL-3 for Gait Disorder Person
We have developed the power assistive suit, HAL (Hybrid Assistive Leg) which provide the self-walking aid for gait disorder persons or aged persons. In this paper, We introduce HAL-3 system, improving HAL-1,2 systems which had developed previously. EMG signal was used as the input information of power assist controller. We propose a calibration method to identify parameters which relates the EMG to joint torque by using HAL-3. We could obtain suitable torque estimated by EMG and realize an apparatus that enables power to be used for walking and standing up according to the intention of the operator.
KeywordsJoint Angle Joint Torque Swing Phase Harmonic Drive Actuator Torque
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