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Bump'em | Stanford's Gait Perturbation System

Bump'em Design Materials

Tan, G. R., Raitor, M., Collins, S. H. (2020) Bump’em: an open-source, bump-emulation system for studying human balance and gait. International Conference on Robotics and Automation, accepted. PDF | Video | Talk Video | CAD | BOM | Config | Instructions | Instructional Videos

 

Want to make your own? You're in the right place.

1. Start here: Instructions

2. You'll need these: CAD | BOM | Config

3. Ready to put things together? Watch these:

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Motor Unit | Reel Drum Assembly


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Motor Unit | Powertrain Assembly


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Motor Unit | Reel Drum Rope Assembly


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Motor Unit | Rope Guide Assembly


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Harness | Breakaway Assembly


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Harness | Knot Tying


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Harness | Connecting to Motor Unit


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DIY Force Sensor | Strain Gauge and Solder Pads


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DIY Force Sensor | Dogbone Wiring


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DIY Force Sensor | Dogbone Cover Attachment


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(We also have designs for a cheap DIY amplifier, contact us if you're interested.)

 

4. Start pushing people around! For science, of course.

Bump'em | Demo


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5. Questions? Email us: mraitor@stanford.edu

 

This work was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. IIS-1527140 and CMMI-1734449, and a Graduate Research Fellowship under Grant No. DGE-1656518.