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...

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...

Exoskeleton – part 1 of 6

HELP FOR HUMAN MOBILITY With this entry from the Ingeniacity blog, we intend to explain how the study of a system to help human mobility has been carried out. Specifically, an exoskeleton for the lower extremities. The first step is to explain what an exoskeleton is. It is a mobile machine whose main application is...