Development of Bioinspired Exosuit Actuated with Hydro Muscles and Novel Compact Robotic Flow Control Valve

  title={Development of Bioinspired Exosuit Actuated with Hydro Muscles and Novel Compact Robotic Flow Control Valve},
  author={J. D'Agostino and Ellen Clarrissimeaux and Shannon Moffat and Juan D. Florez-Castillo and Felix Sanchez and M. P. Bowers and Marko B. Popovic},
The biologically inspired, wearable, exo-muscular suit has been proposed as a cost-effective, fluidly actuated device for lower-limb physical therapy as well as for assistance with activities of daily living. The exosuit, actuated with 12 biomimetic Hydro Muscles independently controlled with 12 5-way inexpensive, off-theshelf, on-off solenoid valves, has been designed, manufactured, and tested on a lightweight, biomimetic human skeletal model. The results from testing suggested a necessity for… Expand


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