Evaluation of an Adjustable Support Shoulder Exoskeleton
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018, 10:30 – 11:30 AM (Pacific)
Presented By: Logan Van Engelhoven, PhD
This presentation discusses the effects of adjusting the assistive torque amplitude of a shoulder supporting exoskeleton on muscle activity, preference, and perceived exertion during a variety of simulated workplace tasks. The study further evaluates the shoulderX architecture in terms of usability, performance, and open-ended feedback.
On completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Describe types of shoulder support exo & primary components
Discuss the effect of support amplitude on overall shoulder muscle activity
Recognize how detailed shoulder muscle activity can indicate preference
Summarize usability feedback regarding shoulderX architecture
Logan Van Engelhoven graduated with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley’s Human Engineering and Robotics Lab focusing on industrial exoskeletons. He is an inventor of shoulderX and is currently working with suitX to refine the technology.
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