JRM Vol.23 No.2 pp. 281-291
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2011.p0281


Development of Soft Power-Assist Glove and Control Based on Human Intent

Yoko Kadowaki, Toshiro Noritsugu, Masahiro Takaiwa,
Daisuke Sasaki, and Machiko Kato

The Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University, 3-1-1 Tsushimanaka, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-8530, Japan

September 30, 2010
February 7, 2011
April 20, 2011
wearable robot, welfare robot, artificial pneumatic rubber muscle, power-assist wear, hand motion

The purpose of this study is to develop a soft-material power-assist glove for hand grasping in daily life by older or disabled persons. Such a glove must be compact, lightweight, and flexible. The glove we developed consists of rubber and cloth, and is user-friendly. This paper describes the types of rubber muscle and the soft power-assist glove, together with control based on human intent and the effectiveness of our proposal.

Cite this article as:
Y. Kadowaki, T. Noritsugu, M. Takaiwa, <. Sasaki, and M. Kato, “Development of Soft Power-Assist Glove and Control Based on Human Intent,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.23, No.2, pp. 281-291, 2011.
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