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Jake TibbettsFollow

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Authors' Class Standing

Jake Tibbetts, Junior

Lead Presenter's Name

Jake Tibbetts

Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. Eduardo Divo

Abstract

A controllable and precise artificial for use in prosthetics and exoskeleton systems has been a topic of high level research for the past few years. Some of the obstacles in the way of this goal are ease of use, controllability, reliability and predicable responses to varying environmental conditions. This research aims to determine the viability of using an electromagnetically actuated system as an artificial muscle in place of traditional systems. The device is designed to be entirely self-contained with no additional components such as belt drives or hydraulic hoses. Several tests including system requirements, ease of use, overall strength and performance under varying conditions. During development of the magnetic muscle, several different configurations and sizes are designed and tested to determine which variant would best meet the requirements of an artificial muscle system. Ultimately this projects aims to develop a solution to the many problems plaguing the current state of powered artificial limbs.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

Yes

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Electro magnetically actuated artificial muscle for prosthetics and human augmentation

A controllable and precise artificial for use in prosthetics and exoskeleton systems has been a topic of high level research for the past few years. Some of the obstacles in the way of this goal are ease of use, controllability, reliability and predicable responses to varying environmental conditions. This research aims to determine the viability of using an electromagnetically actuated system as an artificial muscle in place of traditional systems. The device is designed to be entirely self-contained with no additional components such as belt drives or hydraulic hoses. Several tests including system requirements, ease of use, overall strength and performance under varying conditions. During development of the magnetic muscle, several different configurations and sizes are designed and tested to determine which variant would best meet the requirements of an artificial muscle system. Ultimately this projects aims to develop a solution to the many problems plaguing the current state of powered artificial limbs.

 

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