JRM Vol.16 No.3 pp. 237-244
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2004.p0237


An Analysis of Human Motion for Control of a Wearable Power Assist System

Satoshi Kawai, Keitaro Naruse, Hiroshi Yokoi,
and Yukinori Kakazu

Complex Systems Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita-13 Nishi-8, Sapporo 060-8628, Japan

October 17, 2003
January 22, 2004
June 20, 2004
power assisting device, wearable robotics, electromiogram (EMG)
The purpose of this study is to build a control system for a wearable power assisting device, which helps people with lifting heavy things, like a person who can’t move alone in daily life. When we lift something heavy, we use both hands. That’s why a control system that can automatically switch on/off without using hands is necessary. In this study, we analyze human lifting up motion, and reveal characteristics of the motion, to find the suitable timing for switching the wearable power assisting device. Results show that the automatic switching can be realized.
Cite this article as:
S. Kawai, K. Naruse, H. Yokoi, and Y. Kakazu, “An Analysis of Human Motion for Control of a Wearable Power Assist System,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.16 No.3, pp. 237-244, 2004.
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