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Validation of a passive upper limb exoskeleton for industrial use

keywords BIOMECHANICS, EMG, INDUSTRIAL EXOSKELETON, MATLAB, MOTION ANALYSIS, SIGNAL PROCESSING

Reference persons CARLO DE BENEDICTIS, CARLO FERRARESI

External reference persons Maria Paterna, maria.paterna@polito.it

Research Groups 04-Automazione e Robotica

Thesis type EXPERIMENTAL AND SIMULATION

Description The activity of the thesis student will be part of the project that led to the creation of a first prototype of a passive exoskeleton for upper limbs that exploits the action of two artificial pneumatic muscles to help workers keep their arms above shoulder level for long periods of time. The research activity has already led to the creation of a first prototype that allows a flexion-extension of the shoulder between 90 and 135 and the abduction-adduction of the shoulder between 0 and 30.
The thesis student is asked to evaluate the effectiveness of the prototype created through experimental tests on subjects representative of normal conditions of use. In particular, the following should be evaluated:
The effect of using the exoskeleton on the muscle activity of the shoulder muscles (e.g. anterior deltoid, medial deltoid, ascending trapezius, pectoralis major, biceps);
The effect of exoskeleton usage on the muscle activity of the lumbar muscles (e.g. erector spinae);
The presence of any relative movements between the exoskeleton and the user;
The effect of using the exoskeleton on the user's balance.

Required skills signal processing; motion analysis; fundamentals of statistics; MATLAB


Deadline 06/02/2024      PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA




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