Development on muscle suit: Realization of abduction motion

H. Kobayashi, A. Uchimura, Taichi Shiiba

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Abstract

We have been developing a "muscle suit" providing muscular support to the paralyzed or those otherwise unable to move on their own, as well as for manual workers. Muscle suit is a wear without a metal frame and it uses a McKibben actuator driven by compressed air. Because actuators are sewn into the garment, no metal frame is needed, making the muscle suit very light and cost-efficient. Most medical and welfare apparatuses were developed for caregivers rather than patients in need of nursing, causing patients to lose their own identity and a positive attitude. With muscle suit, patients could control their movement on their own will. Muscle suits are very helpful for both muscular and mental support.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2003 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages429-434
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0780377591
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Event2003 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2003 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 20 Jul 200324 Jul 2003

Publication series

NameIEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM
Volume1

Conference

Conference2003 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2003
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period20/07/0324/07/03

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Keywords

  • Actuators
  • Human robot interaction
  • Humanoid robots
  • Manuals
  • Medical robotics
  • Medical services
  • Muscles
  • Personnel
  • Prototypes
  • Service robots

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Kobayashi, H., Uchimura, A., & Shiiba, T. (2003). Development on muscle suit: Realization of abduction motion. In Proceedings - 2003 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2003 (pp. 429-434). [1225134] (IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM; Vol. 1). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/AIM.2003.1225134