publication . Thesis . 2017

Structural Design of a 6-DoF Hip Exoskeleton using Linear Series Elastic Actuators

Li, Xiao;
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  • Published: 28 Aug 2017
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
A novel hip exoskeleton with six degrees of freedom (DoF) was developed, and multiple prototypes of this product were created in this thesis. The device was an upper level of the 12-DoF lower-body exoskeleton project, which was known as the Orthotic Lower-body Locomotion Exoskeleton (OLL-E). The hip exoskeleton had three motions per leg, which were roll, yaw, and pitch. Currently, the sufferers of hemiplegia and paraplegia can be addressed by using a wheelchair or operating an exoskeleton with aids for balancing. The motivation of the exoskeleton project was to allow paraplegic patients to walk without using aids such as a walker or crutches. In mechanical desig...
free text keywords: Exoskeleton, Linear Series Elastic Actuator, Structural Design, FEA
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