Multifunctional Actuators Utilizing Magnetorheological Fluids for Assistive Knee Braces


H. T. Guo and W. H. Liao

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China


13.1 Introduction

13.2 Design of Multifunctional Actuator

13.2.1 Motor Design

13.2.2 Clutch/Brake Design

13.3 Analysis of Multifunctional Actuator

13.4 Modeling of Multifunctional Actuator

13.5 Prototype Testing

13.6 Conclusion




Knee braces are a kind of wearable lower extremity exoskeleton that can enhance people's strength and provide desired locomotion It is possible to use knee braces to assist elderly or disabled people in improving their mobility to solve many daily life problems, like going up and down stairs and over ...

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