Assistive Devices

Target better man-machine synergy

Our technology enables you to create wearable assistive devices, robots and exoskeletons that are safe, comfortable, and reliably meet their biomechanical expectations. Be you a designer, tester or purchaser of such devices, our products and services can help you analyze the effects of these devices on the user and make the right choices, labour and cost effectively.

Applications for musculoskeletal modeling and simulation of assistive devices

“The AnyBody Modeling System can simulate trunk muscles that cannot otherwise be measured by normal myoelectricity. In addition, it can calculate joint forces that cannot be captured easily, which makes the software essential for correct estimation of the effect of our exoskeleton. The results and visualizations are additionally used in our promotional videos and has received great feedback from our customers.” Daigo Orihara, CEO Innophys Co., Ltd.

Offline multilevel ergonomic assessment of workplaces with assistive machines

Recent research

  • Madinei S, Nussbaum MA, (2023), “Estimating Lumbar Spine Loading When Using Back-Support Exoskeletons in Lifting Tasks”. J. Biomech., pp. 111439. [ DOIWWW ]
  • Scherb D, Wartzack S, Miehling J, (2023), “Modelling the interaction between wearable assistive devices and digital human models—A systematic review”. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, vol. 10, [ DOIWWW ]
  • Musso M, Oliveira AS, Bai S, (2022), “Modeling of a Non-Rigid Passive Exoskeleton-Mathematical Description and Musculoskeletal Simulations”. Robotics, [ DOIWWW ]
  • Shengxian Y, Zongxing L, Jing W, Lin G, (2022), “The effect of the 2-UPS/RR ankle rehabilitation robot with coupling biomechanical model on muscle behaviors”. Med. Biol. Eng. Comput., [ DOI ]
  • Auer S, Tröster M, Schiebl J, Iversen K, Chander D, Damsgaard M, Dendorfer S, (2022), “Biomechanical assessment of the design and efficiency of occupational exoskeletons with the AnyBody Modeling System”. Zeitschrift für Arbeitswissenschaft, [ DOI ]
  • Schiebl J, Tröster M, Idoudi W, Gneiting E, Spies L, Maufroy C, Schneider U, Bauernhansl T, (2022), “Model-Based Biomechanical Exoskeleton Concept Optimization for a Representative Lifting Task in Logistics”. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 19, pp. 15533. [ DOIWWW ]
  • Böhme M, Köhler HP, Thiel R, Jäkel J, Zentner J, Witt M, (2022), “Preliminary Biomechanical Evaluation of a Novel Exoskeleton Robotic System to Assist Stair Climbing”. Applied Sciences, vol. 12, [ DOIWWW ]
  • Tröster M, Budde S, Maufroy C, Andersen MS, Rasmussen J, Schneider U, Bauernhansl T, (2022), “Biomechanical Analysis of Stoop and Free-Style Squat Lifting and Lowering with a Generic Back-Support Exoskeleton Model”. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, [ DOIWWW ]
  • Seiferheld BE, Frost J, Krog M, Skals S, Andersen MS, (2022), “Biomechanical investigation of a passive upper-extremity exoskeleton for manual material handling – a computational parameter study and modelling approach”. International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation (IJHFMS), vol. 7, [ DOI ]
  • Schmalz T, Colienne A, Bywater E, Fritzsche L, Gärtner C, Bellmann M, Reimer S, Ernst M (2021), “A passive back-support exoskeleton for manual materials handling: Reduction of low back loading and metabolic effort during repetitive lifting“, IISE Trans Occup Ergon Hum Factors, pp. 1-15. [DOIWWW]
  • Fritzsche L, Galibarov P, Gärtner C, Bornmann J, Damsgaard M, Wall R, Schirrmeister B, Gonzalez-Vargas J, Pucci D, Maurice P (2021), “Assessing the efficiency of exoskeletons in physical strain reduction by biomechanical simulation with AnyBody Modelling System“, HAL.
  • Tröster M, Wagner D, Müller-Graf F, Maufroy C, Schneider U, Bauernhansl T. Biomechanical Model-Based Development of an Active Occupational Upper-Limb Exoskeleton to Support Healthcare Workers in the Surgery Waiting RoomInternational Journal of Environm

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