Energy exchange between knee and ankle in a transfemoral prosthesis

Hubertus F.J.M. Koopman, Sebastiaan Maria Behrens, Edsko E.G. Hekman, Ramazan Ünal

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Abstract

In order to make an energy efficient transfemoral prosthesis, there should be energy exchange between knee and ankle of the prosthesis. A concept containing various spring elements is designed and tested for a single subject. It is shown that the concept of energy exchange can be realized; in this specific situation up to 76 % of the mechanical energy is restored to support ankle plantar flexion during push-off.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISB 2013 Brazil - XXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), Natal, Brazil, 04-09.08.2013
Place of PublicationNatal, Brazil
PublisherInternational Society of Biomechanics
Pages-
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2013
EventXXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, ISB 2013 - Natal, Brazil
Duration: 4 Aug 20139 Aug 2013
Conference number: 24

Publication series

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PublisherInternational Society of Biomechanics

Conference

ConferenceXXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, ISB 2013
Abbreviated titleISB 2013
CountryBrazil
CityNatal
Period4/08/139/08/13

Keywords

  • METIS-302263
  • IR-91036

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    Koopman, H. F. J. M., Behrens, S. M., Hekman, E. E. G., & Ünal, R. (2013). Energy exchange between knee and ankle in a transfemoral prosthesis. In ISB 2013 Brazil - XXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), Natal, Brazil, 04-09.08.2013 (pp. -). Natal, Brazil: International Society of Biomechanics.