Design Consideration for Arm Mechanics and Attachment Positions of a Wearable Robot Arm

Lars Drohne, Koki Nakabayashi, Yukiko Iwasaki, Hiroyasu Iwata

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Abstract

This paper presents an experimental evaluation of a usability of a wearable robot arm in different combinations of arm mechanics and attachment positions. A wearable robot arm has been recently proposed as a new system concept for the assistance of activities of daily living. Wearable robot arms are expected to enhance our physical abilities and perform multiple tasks simultaneously. However, the usability study of a wearable robot arm has not been discussed sufficiently in the concept design phase. In particular, an experimental comparison of arm mechanics and attachment positions has not been verified in the previous work. We therefore conducted a usability evaluation with a hypothetical attached robot arm which performs a representative task of activities of daily living. The time required for the experimental task and score of NASA Task Load index was evaluated. Two design concepts of a wearable robot arm is suggested according to the usability analyses: shoulder attached articulated robot arm and chest attached spherical robot arm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages645-650
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538636152
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Apr 25
Event2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019 - Paris, France
Duration: 2019 Jan 142019 Jan 16

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period19/1/1419/1/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Drohne, L., Nakabayashi, K., Iwasaki, Y., & Iwata, H. (2019). Design Consideration for Arm Mechanics and Attachment Positions of a Wearable Robot Arm. In Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019 (pp. 645-650). [8700355] (Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SII.2019.8700355