Modeling of WalkMECH: a fully-passive energy-efficient transfemoral prosthesis prototype

Ramazan Ünal, F. Klijnstra, B. Burkink, Sebastiaan Maria Behrens, Edsko E.G. Hekman, Stefano Stramigioli, Hubertus F.J.M. Koopman, Raffaella Carloni

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    Abstract

    In this paper we present the port-based model of WalkMECH, a fully-passive transfemoral prosthesis prototype that has been designed and realized for normal walking. The model has been implemented in a simulation environment so to analyze the performance of the prosthetic leg in walking experiments and so to enhance the mechanics of the system. The accuracy of the model has been validated by experimental tests with a unilateral amputee participant.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SOCIETY
    Pages1-6
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-6024-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
    EventIEEE 13th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2013: Design and Control of Robotic Exoskeletons with Compliant Joints and Actuation Systems - University of Washington , Seattle, United States
    Duration: 24 Jun 201326 Jun 2013
    Conference number: 13
    https://depts.washington.edu/uwconf/icorr2013/

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    PublisherIEEE Robotics and Automation Society

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE 13th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2013
    Abbreviated titleICORR
    CountryUnited States
    CitySeattle
    Period24/06/1326/06/13
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    Keywords

    • EWI-23579
    • IR-86986
    • METIS-297777

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