Accession Number:

AD0724797

Title:

Research and Development Prototype for Machine Augmentation of Human Strength and Endurance. Hardiman I Project

Descriptive Note:

Summary progress rept. Jan 1970-30 Apr 1971

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SCHENECTADY NY SPECIALTY MATERIALS HANDLING PRODUCTS OPERATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The implementation of the Hardiman powered exoskeleton concept was carried to the point where a prototype unit, consisting of 30 hydraulically powered, servo-controlled joints were fabricated and mechanically assembled. One of the arm assemblies was previously operated and has met basic design objectives under test. The Leg and Girdle System was also completed and has gone through partial testing of its twelve servo-controlled joints.

Subject Categories:

  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE