An open-source elbow exoskeleton to learn about wearable robotics.
The ExBow is an educational elbow exoskeleton for secondary schools to get students interested in STEM. Robotics incorporates concepts from physics, electronics, coding, additive manufacturing, and engineering. The robotic exoskeleton made from relatively easy to find materials and 3D printed parts. It is easy to assemble and fit on a student's arm. Students can learn about circuit design, Arduino microcontrollers, mechanical design, human biomechanics, and gain experience in assembly and design. The ExBow is an educational outreach project developed at the Mechatronics and Robotics Research Lab (MRRL) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Funding for the project as made possible by the National Science Foundation through the National Robotics Initiative (Grant # 1526986).
Mechatronics is the systematic integration of mechanical, electrical, and computer systems. The field is enabling advances in medical, manufacturing, and other commercial settings.
Wearable robotics allow for the study and a deeper understanding of human biomechanics. A wearable elbow exoskeleton helps students understand how a person moves and how a robot can be used to assist in their movements.
How to pair a human and robot system to achieve functional outcomes is not an easy challenge. The ExBow provides an 'arms-on' experience for educators and students to learn about how to design and control an elbow exoskeleton.
Professor Frank Sup & Professor Brian Umberger
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