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The rapid advancement of robotics technology in recent years has pushed the development of a distinctive field of robotic applications, namely robotic exoskeletons. Because of the aging population, more people are suffering from neurological disorders such as stroke, central nervous system disorder, and spinal cord injury. As manual therapy seems to be(More)
Series elastic actuator (SEA) has been widely used in rehabilitation robotics, where human-robot interaction is required. Due to its intrinsic compliance, SEA can improve the usage of power for its motor, which leads to a compact and lightweight SEA design. The aim of this paper is to reduce the energy consumption and the power requirements of the motor of(More)
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Restriction of pelvic lateral and rotational motions caused by robotic gait assistive devices can hinder satisfactory functional outcomes as it alters normal gait patterns. However, the effect of pelvic motion restriction caused by assistive devices on human locomotion is still unclear; thus, we empirically evaluated the influences of pelvic lateral and(More)
This paper presents a novel compliant differential (CD) Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) actuator with improved performance compared to traditional SMA actuators. This actuator is composed of two antagonistic SMA wires and a mechanical joint coupled with a torsion spring. The torsion spring is employed to reduce the total stiffness of SMA actuator and improve the(More)
Rehabilitation robots, by necessity, have direct physical interaction with humans. Physical interaction affects the controlled variables and may even cause system instability. Thus, human-robot interaction control design is critical in rehabilitation robotics research. This paper presents an interaction control strategy for a gait rehabilitation robot. The(More)
Restriction of pelvic lateral and rotation motions caused by robotic devices can hinder successful gait rehabilitation. To tackle this issue, this paper presents a novel pelvic motion supported over-ground robotic walker developed for gait training. This device consists of an omni-directional mobile platform, a pelvic and trunk motion support brace unit,(More)