AIDER

The AIDER is a powered hip-knee gait rehabilitation exoskeleton by Buffalo Robot Tech.

Description

This wearable robot can be used by rehabilitation clinics or help paraplegics complete basic daily activities. It offers a personalized robotic walking aid to the patient and comprehensive therapy data to the practitioners. It is designed to be used for gait training, lower limb movement and coordination training, strength training, cognitive training, and posture control training, among other things.

General functions:

  • Standing up and sitting down.
  • Walking.
  • Going up and down stairs.

Accomplished functions:

  • With the help of crutches, users can complete independent sitting (from sitting to standing, from standing to sitting).
  • With the help of crutches, users can walk along straight lines on flat ground.
  • Users can donn and doff the exoskeleton independently.
  • With the help of handrails or crutches, users can go up and down stairs.
  • With the help of crutches, users can go up and down sloped paths.

CCTV video from 2020: link

Relevant studies or journal papers focused on the AIDER Exoskeleton:

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9636514
R. Huang et al., “Estimating the Center of Mass of Human-Exoskeleton Systems with Physically Coupled Serial Chain,” 2021 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2021, pp. 9532-9539, doi: 10.1109/IROS51168.2021.9636514.

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9281111/figures#figures
C. Zou, R. Huang, J. Qiu, Q. Chen and H. Cheng, “Slope Gradient Adaptive Gait Planning for Walking Assistance Lower Limb Exoskeletons,” in IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 405-413, April 2021, doi: 10.1109/TASE.2020.3037973.

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8793863
C. Zou, R. Huang, H. Cheng, Q. Chen and J. Qiu, “Adaptive Gait Planning for Walking Assistance Lower Limb Exoskeletons in Slope Scenarios,” 2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2019, pp. 5083-5089, doi: 10.1109/ICRA.2019.8793863.

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8273219
Q. Chen, H. Cheng, C. Zou, R. Huang and H. Guo, “Intention recgonition for exoskeleton,” 2017 2nd International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (ICARM), 2017, pp. 535-539, doi: 10.1109/ICARM.2017.8273219.

Specifications:

  • The entire device weighs 22 kg (48 lb), with the weight going into the footplates.
  • Ideal user height: 150 to 180 cm (4’11” to 6’2″)
  • Maximum user weight: 100 kg (220 lg)

Buffalo Robot Tech Co., Ltd., No.888, Tianfu Ave, SiChuan, Chengdu 610213, China, https://www.buffalo-robot.com/

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