Development of a Closed-Fitting-Type walking assistance device for rehabilitation

Tadaaki Ikehara*, Eiichirou Tanaka, Kazuteru Nagamura, Sho Kojima, Yousuke Kajihara, Nobuhiko Imade, Louis Yuge

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Abstract

A Closed-Fitting-Type walking assistance device was developed. The combination of a flexible shaft with a worm gear was successfully adopted on this device to simplify its appearance and reduce its size. A hybrid control system on this device controls both torque and angle at the ankle and knee joints. As a result of walking that mounted a Walking Assistance Device to motor paralysis patient, the effect of support and the improvement of postural were achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanisms, Mechanical Transmissions and Robotics
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages252-257
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783037853955
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventJoint International Conference of the XI International Conference on Mechanisms and Mechanical Transmissions, MTM and the International Conference on Robotics, Robotics'12 - Clermont-Ferrand, France
Duration: 2012 Jun 62012 Jun 8

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume162
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Other

OtherJoint International Conference of the XI International Conference on Mechanisms and Mechanical Transmissions, MTM and the International Conference on Robotics, Robotics'12
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityClermont-Ferrand
Period12/6/612/6/8

Keywords

  • Flexible-shaft
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Self-contained system
  • Walking assistance device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering

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