Development of muscle suit for supporting manual worker

  title={Development of muscle suit for supporting manual worker},
  author={Hiroshi Kobayashi and Hirokazu Nozaki},
  journal={SICE Annual Conference 2007},
A "muscle suit" that will provide muscular support for the paralyzed or those otherwise unable to move unaided is being developed as a wearable robot. The muscle suit consists of a mechanical armor-type frame and McKibben artificial muscle. Using a new link mechanism for the shoulder joint which consists of two half-circle links with four universal joints in total mounted at both ends of each link, all motion for the upper limb has been realized. Applying the muscle suit to non-healthy people… CONTINUE READING
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