GraviMoKo

Impact of gravitational changes on motoric and cognition; Subproject: Demonstrator for testing new electrical drives for exoskeletons and EMG study for torque estimation

Scientific Leader:
 
Project coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Elsa Andrea Kirchner (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
 
Project leader:
M.Sc. Marc Tabie
Prof. Dr. Elsa Andrea Kirchner (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
 
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Within the project GraviMoKo the DFKI RIC develops a demonstrator for testing new electrical drives for exoskeleton systems. The drives have a very low gear ratio which allow a very precise measurement of torques inside the motors. Using these drives should enable us to increase the dynamics of a robotic system like an exoskeleton. Further the DFKI is involved in the planning and execution of experiments inside the Lab and during parabolic flights. We are focusing on motoric movements and the analysis of EMG signals. From the EMG signals with respect to the force muscles generate in normal (earth) gravity and microgravity during parabolic flights or simulated via an exoskeleton.

Duration: 01.10.2022 till 30.09.2025
Donee: German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH
Sponsor: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
German Aerospace Center e.V.
Grant number: Founded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, German Aerospace Center e.V. FKZ: 50RP2270A (UDE) and 50RP2270B (DFKI)
Partner:

Universität Duisburg-Essen 

Application Field: Assistance- and Rehabilitation Systems
Knowledge management
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IMMI
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Feasibility study for simulated micro gravity based on an exoskeleton: No Gravity Exoskeleton (NoGravEx) (01.2022- 12.2023)
Related Robots: Full Body Exoskeleton
Exoskeleton for upper body robotic assistance
Dual Arm Exoskeleton
Exoskeleton for upper body robotic assistance (Recupera REHA)
Exoskeleton Passive (CAPIO)
Upper body Human-Machine-Interface (HMI) for tele-operation
Exoskeleton Active (VI-Bot)
Upper body Exoskeleton (right arm)

Videos

Recupera REHA: operating principle and usage of the Recupera REHA subsystem

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