Design of a Fully-Passive Transfemoral Prosthesis Prototype

Sebastiaan Maria Behrens, S.M. Behrens, Ramazan Ünal, R. Unal, Edsko E.G. Hekman, Raffaella Carloni, Stefano Stramigioli, Hubertus F.J.M. Koopman

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    Abstract

    In this study, we present the mechanical design of a prototype of a fully-passive transfemoral prosthesis for normal walking. The conceptual working principle at the basis of the design is inspired by the power flow in human gait, with the main purpose of realizing an energy efficient device. The mechanism is based on three elements, which are responsible of the energetic coupling between the knee and ankle joints. The design parameters of the prototype are determined according to the human body and the natural gait characteristics, in order to mimic the dynamic behavior of a healthy leg. Hereby, we present the construction details of the prototype, which realizes the working principle of the conceptual mechanism.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference of Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2011
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    Pages591-594
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4122-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011
    Event33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2011 - Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel, Boston, United States
    Duration: 30 Aug 20113 Sep 2011
    Conference number: 33

    Publication series

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

    Conference

    Conference33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2011
    Abbreviated titleEMBC
    CountryUnited States
    CityBoston
    Period30/08/113/09/11

    Keywords

    • METIS-279176
    • EWI-20486
    • IR-77996

    Cite this

    Behrens, S. M., Behrens, S. M., Ünal, R., Unal, R., Hekman, E. E. G., Carloni, R., ... Koopman, H. F. J. M. (2011). Design of a Fully-Passive Transfemoral Prosthesis Prototype. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference of Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2011 (pp. 591-594). USA: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6090111