Pardis IAU Design and Create Exoskeleton

Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 20:12

Researchers at Islamic Azad University, Pardis branch, have designed and created a wearable robotic skeleton for rehabilitating people with disabilities and can increases arm strength fourfold.

According to ISCA (Iran Student Correspondents Association), Farzad Cheragh-pour Samooti, head of Technology Development Center and faculty member of Mechanical Engineering department of Pardis IAU, explained the details of the exoskeleton.

“The robot has 2 arms: The right hand is operated by electric motors and the left one is stimulated by pneumatic muscles and wind pressure. Altering air pressure inside the robot's artificial muscles causes natural movements like contraction and expansion,” he explained.

“The robotic arms are aimed to assist in rehabilitating those who have lost muscle mobility for various reasons like spinal injuries and accidents. Wearing this exoskeleton, they can regain their strength during a process similar to physiotherapy,” Cheragh-pour said.

The head of the Technology Development Center of Pardis IAU also noted that 3D printing technology allows for creating hands tailored to the characteristics and needs of each patient. The materials employed have been selected to be compatible with human skin.

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