Wearable Arm Strength Supporter based on Adjustable Counterbalance Mechanism using a Spring Latch Module

Kyung Nam Kim, Won Bum Lee, Do Won Kim, Jae Bok Song

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Abstract

In industrial fields, arm strength supporting devices for workers have been developed to improve work efficiency and prevent injuries caused by muscle fatigue during repeated tasks. A device supporting arm strength based on an adjustable counterbalance mechanism with no motor or sensor has been previously developed, but it had a disadvantage in that the compensation torque adjustment is difficult during the tasks. To solve this problem, we suggest a mechanism which can easily adjust the compensation torque by using a spring-latch module. The adjustable counterbalance-based arm strength supporter (ACASS) using a spring-latch module provides two compensation torque modes which can be switched with simple shoulder movements. The muscle strength was measured by electromyography sensors to verify the performance and convenience of the ACASS. It is shown that the switching of compensation torque of the proposed ACASS is much faster and easier than that of the previous devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 19th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots, UR 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages94-97
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781665482530
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event19th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots, UR 2022 - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2022 Jul 42022 Jul 6

Publication series

Name2022 19th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots, UR 2022

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots, UR 2022
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju
Period22/7/422/7/6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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