Human-activity-centered measurement system: challenges from laboratory to the real environment in assistive gait wearable robotics

Alireza Abouhossein, Uriel Martinez-Hernandez, Mohammed I. Awad, David Bradley, Abbas A. Dehghani-Sanij

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    Assistive gait wearable robots (AGWR) have shown a great advancement in developing intelligent devices to assist human in their activities of daily living (ADLs). The rapid technological advancement in sensory technology, actuators, materials and computational intelligence has sped up this development process towards more practical and smart AGWR. However, most assistive gait wearable robots are still confined to be controlled, assessed indoor and within laboratory environments, limiting any potential to provide a real assistance and rehabilitation required to humans in the real environments. The gait assessment parameters play an important role not only in evaluating the patient progress and assistive device performance but also in controlling smart self-adaptable AGWR in real-time. The self-adaptable wearable robots must interactively conform to the changing environments and between users to provide optimal functionality and comfort. This paper discusses the performance parameters, such as comfortability, safety, adaptability, and energy consumption, which are required for the development of an intelligent AGWR for outdoor environments. The challenges to measuring the parameters using current systems for data collection and analysis using vision capture and wearable sensors are presented and discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationReinventing Machatronics
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of Mechatronics 2018
    EditorsXiu-Tian Yan, David Bradley, Philip Moore
    Place of PublicationGlasgow
    PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde Publishing
    Pages38-44
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)9781909522374
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2018
    EventMechatronics 2018 - Reinventing Mechatronics: 16th Mechatronics Forum International Conference - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Duration: 19 Sep 201821 Sep 2018
    Conference number: 16
    http://mechatronicsforum.co.uk/

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    ConferenceMechatronics 2018 - Reinventing Mechatronics
    Abbreviated titleMechatronics 2018
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityGlasgow
    Period19/09/1821/09/18
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    Abouhossein, A., Martinez-Hernandez, U., Awad, M. I., Bradley, D., & Dehghani-Sanij, A. A. (2018). Human-activity-centered measurement system: challenges from laboratory to the real environment in assistive gait wearable robotics. In X-T. Yan, D. Bradley, & P. Moore (Eds.), Reinventing Machatronics: Proceedings of Mechatronics 2018 (pp. 38-44). Glasgow: University of Strathclyde Publishing.
    Abouhossein, Alireza ; Martinez-Hernandez, Uriel ; Awad, Mohammed I. ; Bradley, David ; Dehghani-Sanij, Abbas A. / Human-activity-centered measurement system : challenges from laboratory to the real environment in assistive gait wearable robotics. Reinventing Machatronics: Proceedings of Mechatronics 2018. editor / Xiu-Tian Yan ; David Bradley ; Philip Moore. Glasgow : University of Strathclyde Publishing, 2018. pp. 38-44
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    Abouhossein, A, Martinez-Hernandez, U, Awad, MI, Bradley, D & Dehghani-Sanij, AA 2018, Human-activity-centered measurement system: challenges from laboratory to the real environment in assistive gait wearable robotics. in X-T Yan, D Bradley & P Moore (eds), Reinventing Machatronics: Proceedings of Mechatronics 2018. University of Strathclyde Publishing, Glasgow, pp. 38-44, Mechatronics 2018 - Reinventing Mechatronics, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 19/09/18.

    Human-activity-centered measurement system : challenges from laboratory to the real environment in assistive gait wearable robotics. / Abouhossein, Alireza; Martinez-Hernandez, Uriel; Awad, Mohammed I.; Bradley, David; Dehghani-Sanij, Abbas A.

    Reinventing Machatronics: Proceedings of Mechatronics 2018. ed. / Xiu-Tian Yan; David Bradley; Philip Moore. Glasgow : University of Strathclyde Publishing, 2018. p. 38-44.

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    Abouhossein A, Martinez-Hernandez U, Awad MI, Bradley D, Dehghani-Sanij AA. Human-activity-centered measurement system: challenges from laboratory to the real environment in assistive gait wearable robotics. In Yan X-T, Bradley D, Moore P, editors, Reinventing Machatronics: Proceedings of Mechatronics 2018. Glasgow: University of Strathclyde Publishing. 2018. p. 38-44