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Human-Centered Design of an Upper-Limb Exoskeleton for Tedious Maintenance Tasks

  • Andrea Blanco
  • Jorge A. Díez
  • David López
  • José V. García
  • José M. Catalán
  • Nicolás García-Aracil
Conference paper
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 22)

Abstract

In this paper, the design of a new exoskeleton to enhance and support the human abilities in industrial maintenance environments is presented. The motivation to design this device arises from the necessity to reduce or eliminate musculoskeletal disorders caused by manual movement of heavy loads, prolonged raised arm working postures and repetition of movements associated with the installation and maintenance of industrial facilities.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Blanco
    • 1
  • Jorge A. Díez
    • 1
  • David López
    • 1
  • José V. García
    • 1
  • José M. Catalán
    • 1
  • Nicolás García-Aracil
    • 1
  1. 1.Biomedical Neuroengineering Research GroupMiguel Hernandez UniversityElcheSpain

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