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JRM Vol.26 No.3 pp. 389-390
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0389
(2014)

Development Report:

Development of Power-Assist Machine Using Linkage Mechanism

Hiroyuki Inoue

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsuyama National College of Technology, 624-1 Numa, Tsuyama-shi, Okayama 708-8509, Japan

Received:
November 29, 2013
Accepted:
March 10, 2014
Published:
June 20, 2014
Keywords:
power-assist machine, linkage mechanism, agricultural machinery, legged locomotion, muscle activity
Abstract

Walking assist machine

As Japan has become an increasingly aging society, various power-assist equipment have been developed, for instance, a robot suit called HAL used to assist the elderly in walking when their muscles have become weakened and a power assisting suit for farmers to reduce their burdens in agricultural work. The main problem in developing such power-assist equipment is light weight and low price. We have developed the power-assist machine that uses only one actuator for assisting the movement of multiple joints.

Cite this article as:
H. Inoue, “Development of Power-Assist Machine Using Linkage Mechanism,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.26, No.3, pp. 389-390, 2014.
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References
  1. [1] H. Inoue and T. Noritsugu, “Development of Walking Assist Machine Using Linkage Mechanism – Mechanism and Its Fundamental Motion –,” J. of Robotics and Mechatronics, Vol.22, No.2, pp. 189-196, 2010.

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