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ATHLETIC: Pseudo Anthropometric Exoskeleton with a Semi Passive Actuation System for Countermeasure

Siedel, Torsten and Fau, Guillaume and Letier, Pierre and Böcker, Jonas and Zange, Jochen and Rittweger, Jörn and Krüger, Thomas (2022) ATHLETIC: Pseudo Anthropometric Exoskeleton with a Semi Passive Actuation System for Countermeasure. 16th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation, 1.-2. June 2022, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

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Abstract

This paper presents the ongoing ESA project ATHLETIC (AstronauT HeaLtH EnhancemenT Integrated Countermeasure) which aims to develop a new approach of integrated countermeasure device in the shape of an exoskeleton. It focuses primarily on the training of the lower limbs, which are the most heavily affected body parts while astronauts are exposed to microgravity. The ATHLETIC system enables High Intense Resistive Training exercises (HIRT), as well as plyometric exercises such as hopping and jumping. Development and validation shall give an answer to the question if exoskeleton technology is suitable for countermeasure in zero gravity and how such a system performs compared to existing countermeasure devices for zero gravity applications.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/186785/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:ATHLETIC: Pseudo Anthropometric Exoskeleton with a Semi Passive Actuation System for Countermeasure
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Siedel, TorstenSpace Applications ServicesUNSPECIFIED
Fau, GuillaumeSpace Applications ServicesUNSPECIFIED
Letier, PierreSpace Applications ServicesUNSPECIFIED
Böcker, JonasJonas.Boecker (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Zange, JochenJochen.Zange (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1822-0952
Rittweger, JörnJoern.Rittweger (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2223-8963
Krüger, ThomasEuropean Space AgencyUNSPECIFIED
Date:1 June 2022
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Countermeasure exercise, plyometric exercise, resistive exercise, manned spaceflight, hardware development and verification
Event Title:16th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation
Event Location:Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:1.-2. June 2022
Organizer:ESA-ESTEC
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Muscle Mechanics and Metabolism
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Muscle and Bone Metabolism
Deposited By: Zange, Dr.rer.nat. Jochen
Deposited On:30 Jun 2022 14:25
Last Modified:30 Jun 2022 14:25

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