MINDWALKER exoskeleton is equipped with powerful and efficient actuators to support hip adduction/abduction, flexion/extension, and knee flexion/extension. The actuators are designed using Series Elastic Actuation (SEA) principle. The exoskeleton has also integrated advanced sensors such as precise joint angle sensors, Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs), force/torque sensors, obstacle detection sensors and etc. All the actuators and sensors are connected to a network created by Ethernet-based fast fieldbus system called EtherCAT.
Mindwalker has been covered by magzines and media, see for instance
- 1. De Ingenieur - Exoskelet Laat Verlamde Lopen
- 2. Horizon Magazine - Walking again with an exoskeleton
- 3. New Scientist - Mind-controlled exoskeleton lets paralysed people walk
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This European FP7 project involves partners from Iceland, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and Italy.
- Shiqian Wang, W. van Dijk , H. van der Kooij," Spring uses in exoskeleton actuation design," IEEE Int. Conf. on Rehab. Robotics (ICORR), Zurich, Switzerland, Jun. 2011
- S. Wang, C. Meijneke, H. van der Kooij, "Modeling, Design, and Optimization of Mindwalker Series Elastic Joint," Int. Conf. on Rehab. Robotics, Seattle, USA, Jun. 2013
- L. Wang, S. Wang, E. H.F. van Asseldonk, H. van der Kooij, "Actively Controlled Lateral Gait Assistance in a Lower Limb Exoskeleton," IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelli. Robots and Systems, Tokyo Big Sight, Japan, Nov. 2013,