Development and Assessment of the Army ExoskeletonPublic Deposited
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The leading cause of injuries among US infantry were recognized to be the musculoskeletal traumas caused by the overuse of the lower body extremities. One of the possible solutions can be the use of advanced wearable devices that can reduce the amount of musculoskeletal strain in daily operations. An example of the such a device is an exoskeleton. In this project, our team has designed a lower body exoskeleton for use in military applications to reduce the fatigue of a soldier in their everyday challenges. The created exoskeleton contains support for the lower back, and it utilizes a combination of motors and sensors in a control loop to lower the amount of effort needed to carry a 70 lb load for ground combat troops.
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