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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    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
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-6024-1
    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

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    PublisherIEEE Robotics and Automation Society


    ConferenceIEEE 13th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2013
    Abbreviated titleICORR
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
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    • EWI-23579
    • IR-86986
    • METIS-297777

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