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    • ISSN: 1793-8198 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Mater. Mech. Manuf.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJMMM
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ian McAndrew
    • Co-editor-in-Chief: Prof. K. M. Gupta
    • Executive Editor: Cherry L. Chen
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Prof. Ian McAndrew
Capitol Technology University, USA
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJMMM. I will do my best to work with the editorial team and help make this journal better.

IJMMM 2018 Vol.6(5): 337-343 ISSN: 1793-8198
DOI: 10.18178/ijmmm.2018.6.5.403

Sizing and Actuation of Child Lower Limb Exoskeleton

Mohamad Kadrofaki, Moustafa A. Fouz, Khaled Fouda, Samer Alfayad, and Eric Dychus
Abstract—In this article, the sizing problematic has been treated for a newly developed exoskeleton to operate effectively. The objective of the latter exoskeleton is to aid the paralyzed children to move their lower extremities and perform a complete gait motion and other physical activities. The applied torques on each actuator's are calculated by defining the quasi-static loads generated during the worst-case configurations of the children lower limbs, and also, using a normalized bio-mechanical data extracted from literature. Also, a virtual model is developed using Matlab-Simulink to verify the results.

Index Terms—Exoskeleton, child, lower limb, actuator sizing.

The authors are with UVSQ, Paris-Saclay University 10-12 Avenue de l’Europe, 78140 Vélizy, France (e-mail: kardmoha@lisv.uvsq.fr, moustafa.fouz@lisv.uvsq.fr, khalfoud@lisv.uvsq.fr, samer.alfayad@lisv.uvsq.fr, eric.dychus@sandyc.fr).


Cite: Mohamad Kadrofaki, Moustafa A. Fouz, Khaled Fouda, Samer Alfayad, and Eric Dychus, "Sizing and Actuation of Child Lower Limb Exoskeleton," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 337-343, 2018.

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