Development of Bioinspired Exosuit Actuated with Hydro Muscles and Novel Compact Robotic Flow Control Valve

Julia D’Agostino, Ellen Clarrissimeaux, Shannon Moffat, Juan Florez-Castillo, Felix Sanchez, Matthew Bowers, Marko Popovic

Abstract

The biologically inspired, wearable, exo-muscular suit has been proposed as a cost-effective, fluidly actuated device for lower-limb physical therapy as well as for assistance with activities of daily living. The exosuit, actuated with 12 biomimetic Hydro Muscles independently controlled with 12 5-way inexpensive, off-the-shelf, on-off solenoid valves, has been designed, manufactured, and tested on a lightweight, biomimetic human skeletal model. The results from testing suggested a necessity for more advanced fluid flow management support system in the form of affordable, lightweight, and compact valves suitable for robotics applications. To meet these metrics and fulfil the requirements of the exosuits fluid flow management system the Compact Robotic Flow Control Valve was designed, manufactured, and tested. The CRFC Valve is lighter, more compact, more controllable, and less expensive than any other similar valve currently on the market.

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D’Agostino J., Clarrissimeaux E., Moffat S., Florez-Castillo J., Sanchez F., Bowers M. and Popovic M. (2020). Development of Bioinspired Exosuit Actuated with Hydro Muscles and Novel Compact Robotic Flow Control Valve.In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, ISBN 978-989-758-398-8, pages 40-49. DOI: 10.5220/0008948600400049


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@conference{biodevices20,
author={Julia D’Agostino and Ellen Clarrissimeaux and Shannon Moffat and Juan Florez-Castillo and Felix Sanchez and Matthew Bowers and Marko Popovic},
title={Development of Bioinspired Exosuit Actuated with Hydro Muscles and Novel Compact Robotic Flow Control Valve},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES,},
year={2020},
pages={40-49},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008948600400049},
isbn={978-989-758-398-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES,
TI - Development of Bioinspired Exosuit Actuated with Hydro Muscles and Novel Compact Robotic Flow Control Valve
SN - 978-989-758-398-8
AU - D’Agostino J.
AU - Clarrissimeaux E.
AU - Moffat S.
AU - Florez-Castillo J.
AU - Sanchez F.
AU - Bowers M.
AU - Popovic M.
PY - 2020
SP - 40
EP - 49
DO - 10.5220/0008948600400049