Biomechanical conceptual design of a passive transfemoral prosthesis


Ünal, R. and Carloni, R. and Hekman, E.E.G. and Stramigioli, S. and Koopman, H.F.J.M. (2010) Biomechanical conceptual design of a passive transfemoral prosthesis. In: IEEE International Conference of Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2010, 31 Aug - 4 Sep 2010 , Buenos Aires, Argentina (pp. pp. 515-518).

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Abstract:In this study, we present the conceptual design of a fully-passive transfemoral prosthesis. The proposed design is inspired by the analysis of the musculo-skeletal activity of the healthy human leg. In order to realize an energy efficient device, we introduce three storage elements, which are responsible of the energetic coupling between the knee and the ankle joints. Simulation results show that the power storage of the designed conceptual prosthesis is comparable with the human gait.
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