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Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 309814, 7 pages
Research Article

Design of Information Acquisition and Control System for the Exoskeleton Robot

1School of Technology, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083, China
2Columbia University, NY 10027, USA

Received 12 November 2013; Accepted 24 December 2013; Published 11 February 2014

Academic Editor: Xudong Zhu

Copyright © 2014 Huan Gou et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper puts forward an information acquisition and control system for the exoskeleton robot, which can collect movement and location information of the robot timely through a variety of sensors. The information is preprocessed by the microcontroller firstly and then transmitted to the host computer for data analysis and processing by ZigBee wireless transmission module to analyze the movement intention of human by virtue of the monitoring software on the host computer. To achieve assistance, the motor drive will be controlled by the robot through CAN bus, and the robot can effectively analyze human’s intention and monitor the operation status of the assisted robot in practical applications, finally enhancing the body's walking ability.