case | exoskeleton

“Taking big steps towards full mobility”

THE CHALLENGE

In the hip and knee joints of the MARCH II exoskeleton, high precision and great forces come together. One of the requirements for the joint design was that the distance between the magnetic encoder ring and the sensor should not exceed the boundaries of 0.1 mm and 0.3 mm. The sensor reads out the angle of the joint, so when big forces are acting on the joint, only minimal deformations can be allowed.

OUR SOLUTION

To ensure that high forces do not deform the knee joints too much, the team performed Finite Element Analyses, with the support of Code Product Solutions. Together, we have made FEA-based adjustments, which have led to design improvements and the final joint design of the exoskeleton.

OUR RESULTS
  •  Significantly improved division of forces
  •  Accomplished a broader, flat end stop
  •  Optimisation of the final use

WHAT WE DID

DESIGN IMPROVEMENTS
Adjusting the housing to make the joint stiffer, which prevents deformations. This enables measuring the angle of the joint in all circumstances.

MECHANICAL END STOP
This safety system makes sure the knee will never be able to rotate more than the knee of the pilot.

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