SUBJECT: M.S. Thesis Presentation
BY: Quincey Lowery
TIME: Friday, April 13, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
PLACE: MRDC Building, 4211
TITLE: Soldier Vertical Mobility System: Stable Lower Extremity Exoskeleton
COMMITTEE: Dr. Jun Ueda, Chair (ME)
Dr. Aaron Young (ME)
Courtland Bivens (GTRI/ATAS)


Novel modes of transportation are constantly being developed in our society. The intentions are to introduce new devices that make human travel easier. With anything new safety always becomes the primary concern. In cars and airplanes the seatbelt was designed to secure the passenger in motion. For motor bikes riders wear helmets. The military is in need of new technology that can advance solider protection. Technology is constantly being developed to protect our soldiers in their daily activities.
In protective devices the initial question is understanding what body parts need protecting the most. This research is based off simulations and tests conducted for a jetpack pilot. The focus is protect and minimize any damage that could be done to those joints in the leg. A look into the joint analysis of the exoskeleton device will provide information on how the system operates. Data collected from electromyography tests gives insight into how muscle protection differs from wearing the device and not wearing the device. What will be accomplished is not whether this model is effective in the field but a focus on the conceptual design and how protection is categorized.