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In this study, in order to realize an assist of independent life for the elderly or people in need of care and relieve a physical burden for care worker, an active support splint driven by pneumatic soft actuator (ASSIST) has been developed. ASSIST consists of a plastic interface with the palm and arm and two rotary-type soft actuators put in both sides of appliance. In this paper, the fundamental characteristics of ASSIST is described, and then the effectiveness of this splint is experimentally discussed. Finally, the operation of ASSIST based on a human intention is described.

Keywords
Artificial Rubber Muscle
Pneumatics
Power Assist
Wearable Robot
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Published with permission from the copyright holder. This is the institute's copy, as published in Robotics and Automation, 2005. ICRA 2005. Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on, 18-22 April 2005, Pages 520-525.
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Published Date
2005-4
Publication Title
Robotics and Automation
Start Page
520
End Page
525
Content Type
Journal Article
language
英語
Refereed
True
Submission Path
industrial_engineering/70