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A project log for FlexSEA: Wearable robotics toolkit

OSHW+OSS to enable the next generation of powered prosthetic limbs and exoskeletons. Let’s make humans faster/better/stronger!

Jean-François DuvalJean-François Duval 08/12/2015 at 21:570 Comments

Hello Makers!

With the Quarter Finals deadline coming it's time for a project update. I published most of the available information last May and June, just before graduating. I then left for a long bicycle camping trip; that's why nothing changed. Now that I'm back, I'm working full time as a Research Scientist in Biomechatronics and pushing FlexSEA further is one on my main projects. In the coming months I'll publish way more information about the system, including exoskeleton videos. Stay tuned! In the mean time, here's some new info:

  1. Introduction video
  2. You can now get a copy of the software projects and the hardware design files.
  3. In terms of system design document, please refer to my thesis. It contains extensive details about the hardware and the software. It's a great snapshot of the design as of May 2015.
  4. As far as licensing goes, the thesis is licensed under Creative Common Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA 2015) and the hardware files are Open Source Hardware.
  5. During my absence my colleague Luke Mooney used FlexSEA-Execute for his exoskeleton. Here's a short video of when he tested his force controller, using a strain gauge and the built-in amplifier of Execute 0.1.
  6. Do not hesitate to ask me questions about the system in the comments below!
  7. I'm looking for contributors for the project. Drop me a line if you are interested.


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