Aerial Porter Exoskeleton (APEX) for Lifting and Pushing

W. Brandon Martin, Alexander Boehler, Kevin W. Hollander, Darren Kinney, Joseph K. Hitt, Jay Kudva, Thomas G. Sugar

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


A hip exoskeleton was designed that can assist hip extension during squat lifting and pushing. The device incorporates a motor, ball screw in a compact lightweight package. The total weight of the system including the battery is 3.94 kg and the system can supply over 30 Nm of torque to each leg. The device assists lifting and pushing and is not engaged during walking, running or other tasks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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