Category: Exoskeletal Orthosis

Stride Management Assist

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---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a simple, lightweight device to assist individuals with mobility disabilities due to weakened muscles. Honda has created the Stride Management Assist device, a simple-looking, lightweight device designed to assist individuals with weakened leg muscles (due to age or other causes) with walking. The exoskeletal orthotic device fits around the wearer’s waist and has two metal braces that cradle the wearer’s legs. It consists of a control computer and a DC motor on each hip. It can last for about two hours when the walking at 2.8 mph. The Stride Management Assist works by analyzing the wearer’s stride and boosts it by providing assistance to the thighs when extending the front leg and when the rear leg pushes off. The device also monitors the wearer’s heartbeat and makes adjustments accordingly to their walking pace and rhythm. This ensures that walkers don’t overstress themselves and may help lower the heart rate of the wearer. By assisting these individuals to walk properly, the wearer’s leg muscles can also be strengthened allowing for the possibility of their walking function being restored without the aid of machines. POWER: Uses a lithium-ion rechargeable battery, 22.2 Volt, 1 Ah. WEIGHT: 6.2 pounds with batteries. AUTHOR: George Wong. TITLE: Honda Stride Management Assist uses ASIMO technology to help the elderly walk. WEBSITE: übergizmo. REF:


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