FURI | Spring 2021

Testing Method of Soft Actuator

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Elderly around the world have been diagnosed with mobility impairment due to various diseases that cause weak joints and muscles. The Kaiteki Project proposes a wearable hybrid robotic system that will assist and support persons in their daily routine. In order to determine if an actuator is acceptable to be implemented on to a person, limits of the soft actuators need to be tested. Using the constraints of the human body, a platform is created to test potential actuators to determine if they can be used as an orthosis.

Student researcher

Anson Kwan

Engineering (robotics)

Hometown: San Gabriel, California, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2022