National Composites Week

National Composites Week We are happy to announce our participation  in the National Composties Week organized by CompositesWorld, that is the source for reliable news and information on what’s happening in fiber-reinofrced composites manufacturing. The goal of National Composites Week is to celebrate and bring attention to the myriad ways that composite materials and composites...

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...

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...

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...

Research, Develop, Innovate … or not?

DO COMPANIES REALLY HAVE AN INNOVATIVE MINDSET? A recent conversation with some colleagues has made me think about how the choice and understanding of certain terms represents the mental image we have of them. The conversation revolved around companies’ innovation policies and specifically on how for many of the companies that we meet daily the...