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Mech. Sci., 8, 307-321, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-8-307-2017
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Research article
17 Oct 2017
Design and evaluation of a new exoskeleton for gait rehabilitation
Ionut Daniel Geonea and Daniela Tarnita Faculty of Mechanics, University of Craiova, Craiova, 200512, Romania
Abstract. This work addresses the design and numerical characterization of a new exoskeleton solution for human leg motion assistance and rehabilitation. The exoskeleton solution is anthropomorphic, simple, low cost and easy to adapt on the human subject. The design aspect concerns the exoskeleton mechatronic structure, achieved in SolidWorks virtual environment. Numerical simulation is performed in MSC.ADAMS simulation environment. Obtained results for the exoskeleton computed motion are compared with those obtained from experimental walking of healthy subject. The prototype feasibility is studied both for design and operation aspect.

Citation: Geonea, I. D. and Tarnita, D.: Design and evaluation of a new exoskeleton for gait rehabilitation, Mech. Sci., 8, 307-321, https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-8-307-2017, 2017.
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A new exoskeleton for human gait motion assistance and rehabilitation is proposed, to investigate motion capabilities and feasibility. Human gait analysis on healthy and disabled subjects is performed to obtain references motion laws for normal gait. A dynamic simulation model of exoskeleton is achieved in ADAMS computational environment. The exoskeleton prototype motion laws, resulted from motion analysis based on ultra speed video cameras are compared with human subject motion laws.
A new exoskeleton for human gait motion assistance and rehabilitation is proposed, to...
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