HERMES Lower Limb Exoskeleton
Develop an exoskeleton/exosuit through which normal gait can be enhanced and assisted in the case of elderly patients who have struggled with unassisted walking due to muscle weakness caused by sarcopenia.
To create a purely mechanical system which can increase torque in leg joints during normal movement
Designing a light, ergonomic, easy to equip, and affordable system
Creating a highly durable exosuit in order to walk medium to long distances on a regular basis
Exo-Sam: Robot-assisted therapy for stroke patients
Create a database and classify it with machine learning about walking, standing and sitting
Create a databaase based on the Bicon systen Nexus software
Develop a data reading and processing algorithm with Machine Learning
Obtain a data classification of all states (walking, standing, sitting)
Redesign and Construction of an Exoskeleton
Develop a functional prototype of an exoskeleton based on an existing prototype, the H1 of the Technaid company.
Design an exoskeleton based on the H1 Technaid.
Structurally analyze the designed prototype, verifying the stress and deformations developed resemble the original model.
Manufacture the prototype.
That the new physical model is functional (that the user can move better or the same as with the original model).
Methodology for the Evaluation of the user's experience
Develop a methodology to evaluate the user experience during the use of an exoskeleton, by means of micro expressions, electroencephalography and galvanic response of the skin.
Use the motion capture system. In order to understand the march with and without exoskeleton.
ICARUS: Structure and EMG interface
An exoskeleton system to aid patients with lower limb muscle weakness by boosting their residual movement and improving their balance, giving them part of their autonomy back.
Design and implement an EMG system to acquire signals from the main flexor and extensor muscles of the hip and the knee.
Design and construct a basic structural prototype anatomically compatible with a young healthy user.
Test the control of the EMG over the motors and the joints.
Evaluate the compatibility between the system and the user.
Design a portable system of acquisition, communication and processing of physiological parameters for the implementation on an exoskeleton.
Design an electronic system that allows the acquisition of various sensors (inertial sensors).
Design a general communication network for the acquisition and transmission of data.
Develop a data reading and processing algorithm for the estimation of the joint range of the knee.
To boost the residual movement in the lower limbs by an exoskeleton, increasing the stability and agility in elderly people, performing basic activities such as getting up or sit on a chair.
Define the system hardware
Create a data acquisition system
Analyze muscle signals to observe patterns in some movements
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. México 2018.