A System and Method of Maneuvering Powered Exoskeleton Using Mechanical and Hydraulic Feedback

M. K. Vimal Govind 1, K. Padmakumar 1, and E. B. Sreejith Babu 2
1. Mechanical, M.E.S. College of Engineering, Kuttippuram, India
2. Electronics and Communications, M.E.S College of Engineering, Kuttippuram, India
Abstract—This paper describes how to control a powered exoskeleton with motion amplification using mechanical systems, actuators, micro controllers and force sensors and it also explains a method which can be used for sensation and position feedback in exoskeletons. The exoskeleton described in this paper is powered by hydraulics, also this paper describes how we can use this method in a pneumatic powered exoskeleton with least modification. The various majour issues of existing exoskeleton technology and how this method solves those issues are also described in this paper.
 
Index Terms—powered exoskeleton, mechanical feedback, hydraulic feedback, weight lifting exoskeleton, pressure sensors in exoskeleton, maneuvering mechanism

Cite: M. K. Vimal Govind, K. Padmakumar, and E. B. Sreejith Babu, "A System and Method of Maneuvering Powered Exoskeleton Using Mechanical and Hydraulic Feedback," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 234-238, July 2016. DOI: 10.18178/ijmerr.5.3.234-238
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