DC motor for walking assitant device

Discussion in 'Automotive Electronics' started by mnobeidat, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. mnobeidat

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    I am working on a prototype of walking assistant device which helps people in walking by supporting the hips movement.
    To do so, I need a small dc motor with high torque(I don't know the exact torque yet). I am thinking of the motor used in car wipers.
    Is there better options? And what about using a brush-less DC motor? And if I am stuck with certain option, how can I increase the torque if needed?
     
  2. bertus

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    Hello,

    Do you want to invent the wheel again?
    It looks like you want to make an exoskelet for walking:
    exoskelet walk

    Bertus
     
  3. mnobeidat

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    I am not trying to invent anything, I am just learning. And I may be able add some features to the existing models
     
  4. Alec_t

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    I suggest you do an experiment, using e.g. a spring balance strapped to your thigh, to get a good estimate of the torque required. Then you can research for a suitable motor. Speed of operation, as well as torque, are necessary factors.
     
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