The Neura-Feat Powered Exoskeleton; Design and Control

  • Jacob Knight University of Prince Edward Island
  • Lucas Vanderaa University of Prince Edward Island
  • Nadja Bressan University of Prince Edward Island
  • Emad Naseri University of Prince Edward Island

Abstract

Currently between 250,000 and 500,000 people globally suffer a life-changing spinal cord injury (SCI) each year increasing both the morbidity and mortality of those afflicted. The design of robotic exoskeletons to support, protect and enable movement of disabled individuals have been developed for the past 35 years. However, the successful design of a human like exoskeleton which act smoothly based on the person brian orders without external inputs still is a challenge. This paper presents the design of the Neuro-Feat exoskeleton which uses the brain signals through a brain computer interface to control the exoskeleton actions. The goal of this project is to help SCI people with a reliable, helpful and affordable exoskeleton help them in tackling daily life challenges without relying on others. The design requirements and the challenges for Neura-Feat evaluation comply with the regulations of the Cybathlon competition on 2020 in Zurich.
Published
2018-05-08
How to Cite
[1]
J. Knight, L. Vanderaa, N. Bressan, and E. Naseri, “The Neura-Feat Powered Exoskeleton; Design and Control”, CMBES, vol. 41, May 2018.
Section
Academic