Development and evaluation of muscle suit for arms and lower back support

Eita Nakamura, Kouki Ichinose, Hiroshi Kobayashi

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Abstract

We have been developing the wearable muscle suit for direct and physical motion supports. The use of the McKibben artificial muscle has opened the way to the introduction of 'muscle suit' compact, lightweight, reliable, wearable 'assist-bots' enabling manual worker to lift and carry weights. Muscle suit for lower back assistance is already commercially available though, arm assist is also important. In this paper, we present the arm assist muscle suit in addition to back assistance and evaluation results will be shown.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCAS 2017 - 2017 17th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1462-1465
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9788993215137
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2017
Event17th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, ICCAS 2017 - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 18 Oct 201721 Oct 2017

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Control, Automation and Systems
Volume2017-October
ISSN (Print)1598-7833

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, ICCAS 2017
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju
Period18/10/1721/10/17

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Keywords

  • Arms and lower back assistance
  • EMG
  • Exoskeleton
  • Muscle suit
  • Power assistance

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Nakamura, E., Ichinose, K., & Kobayashi, H. (2017). Development and evaluation of muscle suit for arms and lower back support. In ICCAS 2017 - 2017 17th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems - Proceedings (pp. 1462-1465). (International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems; Vol. 2017-October). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.23919/ICCAS.2017.8204221