0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Design of an Adjustable Compensation Mechanism for Use in a Passive Arm Support

[+] Author Affiliations
Pieter Lucieer, Just L. Herder

Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

Paper No. DETC2005-85442, pp. 491-500; 10 pages
doi:10.1115/DETC2005-85442
From:
  • ASME 2005 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 7: 29th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Parts A and B
  • Long Beach, California, USA, September 24–28, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4744-6 | eISBN: 0-7918-3766-1
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME

abstract

People with (neuro-)muscular diseases have problems lifting their arms against gravity because of degeneration of their muscles. Many of them are in need of a device that supports the weight of their arms, so as to regain some independence. Existing solutions do not meet all of the requirements. This paper presents the design of a new type of spring-compensation mechanism which is adjustable to varying load. The most important part of this design is a wrapping cam with variable transmission to compensate for errors, which rolls on a support plane to minimize friction.

Copyright © 2005 by ASME
Topics: Design , Mechanisms

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In