Kazuki Takizawa

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We are developing a passive power assist supporter called Smart Suit Lite. Smart Suit Lite is a compact and lightweight power assist device that utilizes the elastic force of elastic belts. To design the Smart Suit Lite, we developed a motion-based assist method and an extended musculoskeletal model. The motion-based assist method was used to design the(More)
Despite the great diversity in digit morphology reflecting the adaptation of tetrapods to their lifestyle, the number of digits in extant tetrapod species is conservatively stabilized at five or less, which is known as the pentadactyl constraint. We found that an anuran amphibian species, Xenopus tropicalis (western clawed frog), has a clawed protrusion(More)
We are developing a passive power-assist supporter called Smart Suit Lite, which is a compact and lightweight power-assist device that utilizes the restoring force of elastic belts. Smart Suit Lite is designed not only to support muscles but also to stabilize the torso similarly to a corset. However, because a corset is always tight around the waist,(More)
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