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.


Media Coverage

Mindwalker has been covered by magzines and media, see for instance

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  2. 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 
  3. 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,