Development of an artificial muscle-driven high-dorsiflexion support Robotics Technology adaptable to cadence by a low stiffness spring
Hemiplegia in patients causes a foot drop that cannot be grounded at the heel; therefore, the heel rocker does not function adequately. Currently, although the ankle-foot orthosis is used in these patients, its dorsiflexion assistance is not enough for the patients, and furthermore, it has not been adapted to the heel rocker support. In order to solve this problem, we developed an artificial muscle-driven high-dorsiflexion support RT (1st prototype). However, the responsiveness of the artificial muscle is too slow to support the heel rocker. Additionally, it cannot be adapted to the cadence. Therefore, we developed a high-dorsiflexion support RT (2nd prototype). The high-dorsiflexion support RT 2nd prototype is adaptable to cadence and incorporates the spring system to compensate and solve the problems of slow responsiveness.
- The ... international conference on advanced mechatronics : toward evolutionary fusion of IT and mechatronics : ICAM : abstracts
The ... international conference on advanced mechatronics : toward evolutionary fusion of IT and mechatronics : ICAM : abstracts 2015(6), 310-311, 2015-12-04