Development of power assist system for manual worker by muscle suit

Hiroshi Kobayashi, H. Suzuki, H. Nozaki, Toshiaki Tsuji

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Abstract

A "muscle suit" that will provide muscular support for the paralyzed or those otherwise unable to move unaided is being developed as a wearable robot. The muscle suit consists of a mechanical armor-type frame and McKibben artificial muscle. Using a new link mechanism for the shoulder joint which consists of two half-circle links with four universal joints in total mounted at both ends of each link, all motion for the upper limb has been realized. Applying the muscle suit to non-healthy people such as elderly people and/or disable one requires very high-level safety and usability, from the practical point of view. We then in the first place for the practical use, apply the muscle suit to the manual worker. In this paper, we introduce how we can apply the muscle suit for the manual worker.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN
Pages332-337
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event16th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 26 Aug 200729 Aug 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

Conference

Conference16th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju
Period26/08/0729/08/07

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Kobayashi, H., Suzuki, H., Nozaki, H., & Tsuji, T. (2007). Development of power assist system for manual worker by muscle suit. In 16th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN (pp. 332-337). [4415104] (Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2007.4415104