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JRM Vol.16 No.5 pp. 497-503
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2004.p0497
(2004)

Paper:

Development of Active Support Splint Driven by Pneumatic Soft Actuator (ASSIST)

Daisuke Sasaki, Toshiro Noritsugu, and Masahiro Takaiwa

Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University, 3-1-1 Tsushimanaka, Okayama 700-8530, Japan

Received:
March 8, 2004
Accepted:
May 20, 2004
Published:
October 20, 2004
Keywords:
wearable robot, pneumatic, rubber muscle
Abstract

In this study, in order to realize an assist of independent life for the elderly or people in need of care and relieve a physical burden for care worker, an active support splint driven by pneumatic soft actuator (ASSIST) has been developed. ASSIST consists of a plastic interface with the palm and arm and two rotary-type soft actuators put in both sides of appliance. McKibben type pneumatic rubber muscles are on the both sides of rotary-type soft actuators for relieving a restrained feeling when the device is not operated. In this paper, the structure of ASSIST is described, and then the effectiveness of this splint is experimentally discussed based on the experiments for movable range assist for the wrist.

Cite this article as:
Daisuke Sasaki, Toshiro Noritsugu, and Masahiro Takaiwa, “Development of Active Support Splint Driven by Pneumatic Soft Actuator (ASSIST),” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.16, No.5, pp. 497-503, 2004.
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