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
Pages252-257
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr 18
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
CountryFrance
CityClermont-Ferrand
Period12/6/612/6/8

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Ikehara, T., Tanaka, E., Nagamura, K., Kojima, S., Kajihara, Y., Imade, N., & Yuge, L. (2012). Development of a Closed-Fitting-Type walking assistance device for rehabilitation. In Mechanisms, Mechanical Transmissions and Robotics (pp. 252-257). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 162). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.162.252