Exoskeleton – Part 6 of 6

RESULTS Before carrying out the simulation, its parameters must be selected, which have a significant importance for the result. One of these parameters is the duration of the simulation. It was decided to use a time of 1 second, which is equivalent to the walking cycle of the exoskeleton. Underlying this decision was the calculation...

Exoskeleton – part 5 of 6

KINEMATIC AND DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF THE WALKING CYCLE Continuing with the design project of an exoskeleton, we will start with the kinematic and dynamic analysis of the walking cycle. Before taking an in-depth analysis, it is necessary to make a model, assemble the leg and the exoskeleton, and assign a mass to each component. Afterwards,...

Exoskeleton – part 4 of 6

ACTION OF WALKING In this fourth blog post, we will try to briefly explain the human action of walking. Human walking can be defined as a mode of bipedal locomotion with the alternating activity of the lower limbs. It differs from other activities, such as sprinting, in that at no time there is no support...

Exoskeleton – part 3 of 6

FUNCTIONING As promises are made to keep, we will now start with the technical blog posts. In this third part, we will explain how an exoskeleton works. The image below shows you the schematic structure of the basic operation of an exoskeleton: As shown in the diagram, an energy input into the system is necessary...

Heating System Simulation – Part 4 of 4

COMPARISON OF ALTERNATIVES: RADIATORS VS UNDERFLOOR HEATING Once the phenomenology of the radiators was analyzed, the possibility of finding better alternatives was raised. The following graph shows the different temperature curves from floor to ceiling in a house depending on the heating system that is used. From these curves, it is deduced that apparently radiant...

Exoskeleton – part 2 of 6

DESIGN In this second part we will continue to explain how the design project of an exoskeleton gradually evolved. The first step was to carry out an inspection of the state of the art, and after doing so, we concluded that it is a field with a lot of room for improvement. The images below...

Uses of 3D Printing

SUCCESS STORIES Writing about the experience of Ingeniacity in the world of 3D printing is something we have had pending for a long time. Although we are a relatively young company—we were formed in July 2015—our know-how about this technology goes back to 2005 with the emergence of the Open-Source RepRap project and the first...

Heating System Simulation – Part 3 of 4

RESULTS OF THE SIMULATION – WITH RADIATORS In this new blog post, we will show the results obtained from simulating the heating system with radiators. In the image below, you can see a cut at the height of the beds which is about 50 centimeters above the floor. As you can see, there are quite...

Heating System Simulation – Part 2 of 4

DESCRIPTION AND PREPARATION OF THE CASE In recent years, thermal efficiency in buildings has become one of the main concerns of architects and engineers when designing and constructing a building. According to the Spanish Institute for Diversification and Saving of Energy (IDEA), in Spanish households heating can account for up to 64% of the consumption...

Heating System Simulation – Part 1 of 4

PRESENTATION OF PARTNER COMPANIES IN THE PROJECT The project we aim to develop in future posts has arisen from the collaboration between two Asturian companies located in Gijón: Quilding Architecture and Ingeniacity. Quilding is an architectural firm specialized in real estate. Among its services are: Renewal and enhancement of all types of properties Management of...