ExoDUX

HERMES Lower Limb Exoskeleton

General Objective

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

General Objective

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

General Objective

Develop a functional prototype of an exoskeleton based on an existing prototype, the H1 of the Technaid company.

Particular Objectives
  • 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

General Objective

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.

Particular Objectives

Use the motion capture system. In order to understand the march with and without exoskeleton.

ICARUS: Structure and EMG interface

General Objective

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.

Particular Objectives
  • 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.

KAG

General Objective

Design a portable system of acquisition, communication and processing of physiological parameters for the implementation on an exoskeleton.

Particular Objectives
  • 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.
KAG Tests

ICARUS

General Objective

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.

Particular Objectives
  • 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.