Feasibility of enhanced user control and feedback in upper leg prostheses

E.C. Wentink

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    Abstract

    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 languageUndefined
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Veltink, Petrus H., Supervisor
    • Rietman, Johan Swanik, Advisor
    Thesis sponsors
    Award date25 Oct 2013
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs978-90-365-1195-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2013

    Keywords

    • METIS-298161
    • IR-87495
    • Inertial Sensors
    • Gait initiation
    • Intention detection
    • Transfemoral amputee
    • Electromyography
    • EWI-23876
    • BSS-Biomechatronics and rehabilitation technology

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