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Review of Human Exoskeleton Suit Technology

ZHANG Xiang-gang, QIN Kai-yu and SHI Yu-liang   

  • Online:2018-11-14 Published:2018-11-14

Abstract: The human exoskeleton suit is an automatic electro-mechanical system,which is worn on the wearer’s body to augment human strength and endurance,and extend human’s capabilities.Human exoskeleton suit is a complex integrated combination of mechanics,computer technology,control technology,micro-drive technology,materials technology and other disciplines.It can be widely used in the healthcare,medical care,rehabilitation of stroke patients,outdoor sports,emergency situations,disaster relief,and so on.Many significant scientific achievements and applications can be derived from the researches on it.This paper provided a review of the history and the latest developments of human exoskeletons suit.Then the overview of the architecture and working principle were introduced,and this paper ended with a discussion of technological challenges and future research directions which are critical to the field of exoskeletons.

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