Conceptual design of an energy efficient transfemoral prosthesis

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Abstract

In this study, we present the conceptual design of a fully-passive transfemoral prosthesis. The design is inspired by the power flow in human gait in order to have an energy efficient device. The working principle of the conceptual mechanism is based on three storage elements, which are responsible of the energetic coupling between the knee and the ankle joints. Design parameters of the prosthesis have been determined according to the energy absorption intervals of the human gait. Simulation results shows that the power flow of the system is comparable with human data. Finally, an initial prototype is presented as proof of concept.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2010)
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherIEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SOCIETY
Pages343-348
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-6676-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010
Event2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 18 Oct 201022 Oct 2010

Conference

Conference2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010
Abbreviated titleIROS
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period18/10/1022/10/10

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