Feasibility of enhanced user control and feedback in upper leg prostheses

Eva C. Wentink

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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The Reflex-leg project aims at designing a prosthesis that could be controlled reflexively and energy efficiently without invasive procedures. Introducing the user into the control and feedback loop may make the prosthesis more user-friendly and could increase confidence in the prosthesis. In this thesis, research concerning reflexive control of upper leg prostheses is presented. In three parts different studies on reflexive control combined with energy efficient variable stiffness actuation (VSA), voluntary prosthetic control and feedback in upper leg prostheses are presented.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Veltink, Peter H., Supervisor
  • Rietman, Johan Swanik, Advisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date25 Oct 2013
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs978-90-365-1195-7
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2013


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