Biomechanical conceptual design of a passive transfemoral prosthesis.

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Abstract

In this study, we present the conceptual design of a fully-passive transfemoral prosthesis. The proposed design is inspired by the analysis of the musculo-skeletal activity of the healthy human leg. In order to realize an energy efficient device, we introduce three storage elements, which are responsible of the energetic coupling between the knee and the ankle joints. Simulation results show that the power storage of the designed conceptual prosthesis is comparable with the human gait.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationEngineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE
Place of PublicationBuenos Aires, Argentina
PublisherIEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Pages1515-1518
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4123-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010
Event32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2010 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 31 Aug 20104 Sep 2010
Conference number: 32

Publication series

Name
PublisherIEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2010
Abbreviated titleEMBC
CountryArgentina
CityBuenos Aires
Period31/08/104/09/10

Keywords

  • METIS-270099
  • EWI-18854
  • IR-74774

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