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:

exoskeleton

As shown in the diagram, an energy input into the system is necessary to operate the device.

There are two types of outputs: the positive one, which is correct joint movement; and the negative type, which is recorded when vibrations and friction occur.

The operation of the device is regulated by a control system which will modify the movement depending on whether the output is positive or negative,

In the next post, we will explain the action of walking, necessary for determining the movements that should be performed by an exoskeleton.