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Metamaterial design for exoskeleton to alleviate excessive spinal load

Veldkamp, Simon (2024) Metamaterial design for exoskeleton to alleviate excessive spinal load. Integration Project, Industrial Engineering and Management.


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This bachelor integration project researches the possibility of using mechanical metamaterials in a passive ex- oskeleton worn by ambulance personnel and nurses to alleviate spinal load. Currently this exoskeleton uses elastic rubber bands as shoulder straps that exert excessive load onto the spine. Mechanical metamaterial structures, in specific auxetics, are a promising solution to redistribute the load thus bringing it below the level of excessive load.

Item Type: Thesis (Integration Project)
Supervisor name: Krushynska, A.O. and Taheri, M.
Degree programme: Industrial Engineering and Management
Thesis type: Integration Project
Language: English
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2024 10:43
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2024 10:43

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