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MS | Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Mech. Sci., 9, 405-416, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-9-405-2018
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Mech. Sci., 9, 405-416, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-9-405-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 20 Nov 2018

Research article | 20 Nov 2018

Kinematic analysis and optimization of a planar parallel compliant mechanism for self-alignment knee exoskeleton

Yijun Niu et al.
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In rehabilitation, the widely existing misalignment between human limb and exoskeleton causes discomfort even danger. To alleviate the misalignment in lower extremity exoskeleton, this study proposes a compliant parallel mechanism, which has the potential to automatically change its configuration to make exoskeleton knee joint fit the human joint movements. And the self-alignment performance of the mechanism is validated via conducting a series of experiments under different working conditions.
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