Kinetic Energy Recovery in Human Joints: The Flywheel-Infinitely Variable Transmission Actuator

  • Roberta Alò
  • Francesco BottiglioneEmail author
  • Giacomo Mantriota
Conference paper
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 16)


In this extended abstract we present a novel architecture of an electric-mechanical actuator suitable for application to systems with periodic motion and here presented as an alternative to traditional actuators employed in wearable robots for lower limbs: the Flywheel - Infinitely Variable Transmission (F-IVT).


Gait Cycle Speed Ratio Ball Screw Variable Transmission Direct Drive 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberta Alò
    • 1
  • Francesco Bottiglione
    • 1
    Email author
  • Giacomo Mantriota
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanics Mathematics and ManagementPolitecnico Di BariBariItaly

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