This article details the design, fabrication, and application of a mechatronic arm exoskeleton for firearm aim stabilization (MAXFAS), which senses and damps involuntary tremors in the arm. Human subject experiments were carried out using the device in a simulated shooting and aiming task. Results indicate that MAXFAS reduced arm tremors and improved shooting performance while wearing the device. Residual performance improvement after removing the device and possible training function of MAXFAS will also be discussed.
MAXFAS: Mechatronic Arm Exoskeleton for Firearm Aim Stabilization
Manuscript received January 5, 2016; final manuscript received June 6, 2016; published online September 8, 2016. Assoc. Editor: Jun Ueda. This material is declared a work of the U.S. Government and is not subject to copyright protection in the United States. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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Baechle, D. M., Wetzel, E. D., and Agrawal, S. K. (September 8, 2016). "MAXFAS: Mechatronic Arm Exoskeleton for Firearm Aim Stabilization." ASME. J. Mechanisms Robotics. December 2016; 8(6): 061013. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4034015
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