Intention-based walking support for paraplegia patients with Robot Suit HAL

  title={Intention-based walking support for paraplegia patients with Robot Suit HAL},
  author={Kenta Suzuki and Gouji Mito and Hiroaki Kawamoto and Yasuhisa Hasegawa and Yoshiyuki Sankai},
  journal={Advanced Robotics},
This paper proposes an algorithm to estimate human intentions related to walking in order to comfortably and safely support a paraplegia patient's walk. Robot Suit HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) has been developed for enhancement of a healthy person's activities and for support of a physically challenged person's daily life. The assisting method based on bioelectrical signals such as myoelectricity successfully supports a healthy person's walking. These bioelectrical signals, however, cannot be… Expand
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