The Abstracts of the international conference on advanced mechatronics : toward evolutionary fusion of IT and mechatronics : ICAM
Online ISSN : 2424-3116
Running Assistive Exoskeleton with a Side Mechanism
Naoki KuboraYasuhisa Hasegawa
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p. 21-22


This paper introduces an exoskeleton for reduction in a metabolic cost during running. The exoskeleton aims to reduce load of runner's vertical oscillation of center of mass. The exoskeleton consists of a leaf spring, a slider and a brake unit for holding and releasing the slider of each leg. The exoskeleton holds the slider during a stance phase and releases the slider during a swing phase. For assisting the oscillation, the leaf spring stores energy during an initial stance phase and restore the energy during a terminal stance phase. A heart rate of a subject shows assistance effect of the exoskeleton through running.

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