Optimization and physiological application of a powered ankle-foot exoskeleton: an experimental study of the muscular determinants of sustaines locomotion.

01 October 2010 → 30 September 2015
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Education curriculum
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Biomechanics
    • Physiology
    • Biomechanics
    • Physiology
    • Biomechanics
    • Physiology
exoskeleton biomechanics physiology locomotion
Project description

The first part of this project aims to optimize a powered ankle-foot-exoskeleton such that the highest possible reduction in metabolic cost during walking is obtained. The outcome could be transferred towards the development of assistive devices for clinical populations. The second goal is to use the exoskeleton as a tool for identifying localised muscular determinants of fatigue during fast walking.