Development of a Wearable Assist Suit for Walking and Lifting-Up Motion Using Electric Motors
Kazuo Sano*, Eiichi Yagi**, and Motonobu Sato**
*Wakayama National College of Technology, 77 Nadachonoshima, Gobo-shi, Wakayama 644-0023, Japan
**Faculty of Systems Engineering, Wakayama University, 930 Sakaedani, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama 640-8510, Japan
As birth rates drop and societies age, the physical burden on long-term personnel grows and labor shortages become an increasing problem for society. We developed a practical wearable assist suit that supports motion in an antigravitational direction using electricmotors while ensuring that passive joints do not interfere with wearer motion. Results of experiments show the effectiveness of the proposed wearable assist suit.
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