Towards a fully passive transfemoral prosthesis for normal walking

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

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    Abstract

    In this study, we present the principle design of a fully-passive transfemoral prosthesis for normal walking, inspired by the power flow in human natural gait. The working principle of the mechanism is based on three parts, which are responsible of the energetic coupling between the knee and ankle joints. The design parameters of the prosthesis have been determined according to the energy absorption intervals of the natural human gait. Simulation results show that significant amount of energy can be stored to deliver for ankle push-off generation. The CAD representation of the prototype that is under tests is also presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics 2012
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SOCIETY
    Pages1949-1954
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-145771199-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012
    Event4th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2012 - TBD, Rome, Italy
    Duration: 24 Jun 201227 Jun 2012
    Conference number: 4

    Conference

    Conference4th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2012
    Abbreviated titleBioRob
    CountryItaly
    CityRome
    Period24/06/1227/06/12

    Keywords

    • EWI-22188
    • METIS-287985

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