01/04/2017, Fountain Valley, CA

Hyundai Wearable Exoskeleton

  • Innovations in assistive technologies concede Hyundai Motor to broach mobility solutions over a automobile
  • Hyundai Motor’s wearable powered robots can yield eccentric personal mobility for paraplegics and a elderly
  • Robotic developments embody a wearable exoskeleton to support with complicated lifting in a workplace 

Jan. 4, 2017 – Hyundai Motor has suggested new wearable powered robots that will change a destiny of personal mobility. The latest innovations in modernized assistive medical, work and daily life exoskeletons are on uncover during a 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, demonstrating Hyundai Motor’s aspiration to yield business with personal mobility solutions and leisure over a automobile.

The H-MEX (Hyundai Medical EXoskeleton) helps patients with reduce spinal cord injuries recover a ability to walk. By utilizing a wireless purchase with on-board suit control system, a apparatus gives paraplegics a ability to sit, stand, move, spin and even travel adult or down stairs.

The HUMA (Hyundai Universal Medical Assist) exoskeleton operates on a opposite control principle, though it provides assisted mobility support for people with singular robust power. It provides assistive torque to assistance those with singular mobility to simply pierce their bodies. By adjusting assistive torque according to any form of movement, such as walking, running, or going adult and down stairs, HUMA assists users to pierce effortlessly. It can support adult to 40kg of a wearer’s weight and, unloaded, can run during a speed adult to 12km/h – capabilities that would advantage for military/industrial functions such as load-carrying. Meanwhile, a Hyundai Waist EXoskeleton, famous as H-WEX, provides upper-body and hip support to forestall behind injuries for workers doing repeated primer work or lifting complicated objects.

Commenting on Hyundai Motor’s joining to personal mobility, Tae Won Lim, Head of Hyundai Motor Central Advanced Research and Engineering Institute said: “We have a prophesy that Hyundai Motor will turn some-more than only a manufacturer of cars and a advances we make in assistive robotic technologies will concede us to offer business new levels of mobility freedom. In a future, we wish a pioneering exoskeleton inclination will heighten a daily lives of users and form a basement for us to yield some-more mobility platforms for a contentment of a customers.”

H-MEX and HUMA are powered by removable and rechargeable battery packs and their light-weight frames are tractable in length to fit opposite sizes of user for ultimate comfort. The reduce behind and knees are upheld with strap tie points, while a inclination change figure and flexes around a synthetic corner structures of a robotic support to conduct physique viewpoint and broach speed potency for walking.

In this vein, H-MEX provides individually-tailored speed settlement composition by calculating a array of factors, including walking pace, length of stride, and torso sloping angle around an focus module commissioned in a intelligent device. Moreover, HUMA uses a array of modernized joints and mechanisms to align a transformation with that of a user, enabling flexible motion.

The H-WEX takes identical form though instead provides a reserve resolution for a workplace, aiding users with complicated lifting and other eager or repeated activities. Activating a Waist Assist duty enables a exoskeleton to flex a joints during adult to 180 degrees per second, with an handling algorithm built-in to safeguard ultimate user safety. As with a other exoskeletons, a support of a device supports and protects a user’s reduce behind and top legs for optimal physique positioning and is light-weight to safeguard portability and palliate of use.