Principle design of an energy efficient transfemoral prosthesis

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Abstract

In the pursuit of realizing an energy efficient transfemoral prosthetic, in this paper we present a preliminary study on a principle design. In particular, the design is based on the idea that the efficiency of the system can be realized by energetically coupling the knee and the ankle joints. In order to allow the energy transfer during the normal walking, we propose to introduce continuous controllable springs, which basically act as passive actuators.
Original languageEnglish
Pages157-157
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2009
Event4th Annual Symposium of the Benelux Chapter of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS Benelux) 2009 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 9 Nov 200910 Nov 2009
Conference number: 4

Conference

Conference4th Annual Symposium of the Benelux Chapter of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS Benelux) 2009
CountryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period9/11/0910/11/09

Keywords

  • IR-71599
  • METIS-260282

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    Ünal, R., Hekman, E. E. G., Carloni, R., Koopman, H. F. J. M., & Stramigioli, S. (2009). Principle design of an energy efficient transfemoral prosthesis. 157-157. Paper presented at 4th Annual Symposium of the Benelux Chapter of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS Benelux) 2009, Enschede, Netherlands.