Actuators for rehabilitation robots
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This paper describes the use of pneumatic muscle actuators in rehabilitation robotics. The history and application of this type of actuator is reviewed, and the design of an electric wheelchair mounted rehabilitation robot, utilizing a new form of pneumatic muscle actuator, the flexator, is discussed. The theory of controllable compliance is detailed and experimental results based on the flexator actuator are given to support this theory.
|Additional Information:||Special Issue: Robot Actuators|
|Research Areas:||A. > School of Science and Technology|
|Notes on copyright:||Copyright © 1993 Published by Elsevier Ltd.|
|Depositing User:||Dr Stephen Prior|
|Date Deposited:||10 Jan 2012 05:09|
|Last Modified:||15 Apr 2016 13:39|
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