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Mechanical development for a soft robotics solution
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.).
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Mekanikutveckling för en mjuk robotlösning (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Nowadays, the human ability to utilize the technology has increased. One of the most important branches of technology in human service is Robotics, which helps humans to perform their daily work.This thesis is a part of a big project (Iron Arm) that was done at the Bioservo Technology AB in Kista-Stockholm. Bioservo exerts its effort to use SEM™ (Soft Extra Muscle) technology to build the new products. The aim of this thesis work was to design an effective mechanical actuator that will complete the former prototype built by Bioservo through another master thesis work done by John Ekblom in 2014. The thesis also describes how a mechanical actuator can be used in a device (robotic arm) to provide extra force and to assist someone who has weak arm lifting muscles. A big challenge for this device is to have a low weight because the user should wear the device and carry it during the entire day.

Abstract [sv]

Bioservo Technology AB är ett företag som etablerades i Sverige 2006 . Företaget samarbetar med läkare och sjukhus för att utveckla produkter för att hjälpa de som har svaga muskler. Det här examensarbete, som gjordes på Biservo Tecknology AB i Stockholm, är en del av projektet Iron Arm, som började 2014. Syftet med Iron Arm projektet är att assistera äldre som lider av nedsatt muskelstyrka och därmed har svårt att lyfta armen. I detta examensarbete konstrueras en aktuator som ger extra kraft för att lyfta armen och underlätta vardagsarbeten, som att kamma håret, äta mat, laga mat och att ta på sig ytterkläder.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 36 p.
, MMK 2016:01 MKN 153
Keyword [en]
SEM Technology, Iron Arm, weak muscles
Keyword [sv]
SEM Technology, Iron Arm, Svaga muskler
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-183537OAI: diva2:912378
Available from: 2016-03-16 Created: 2016-03-16 Last updated: 2016-03-16Bibliographically approved

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