Human intention; Hiking aid; Enhanced walking; Motion Control; Walking Support.
This paper presents Hip joint and knee joint motion adaption mechanism based on the movements of joints of the human body. The movement of the user is sensed by the force sensor. This device is built with four wheels, equipped with the battery power supply and the user intention is observed by the pelvic rotation. Many of the walking assist devices have been developed to support the general walking style in sagittal plane. These device assist Flexion-Extension of the Hip and Knee joints. The invention of hiking aid proposes an algorithm to estimate human intentions related with walking in order to comfortable and safety support for a patient’s walk. This device has been developed for an enhancement of walking abnormality or weakened muscle resulting from aging. It consists of devices that provides user with additional and independent limbs. In order to control additional limbs as if they were part of the user’s body. The voluntary signals are independent of natural limbs motion. It is the updated version of walking aids like assistive canes, crutches and walkers.