Preliminary Design of an Optimized Jogging ProsthesisBy DiAngelo, Denis J. Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee-Memphis, TN; Proceedings of the RESNA '94 Annual Conference, Vol. 14
(Pages: 149-151) Publication Date: 1994
This paper discusses the need for and design and development of a prosthesis for people with above-the-knee amputees to enable them to engage in jogging using a normal gait during sports activities. This prosthesis is comprised of two components: the knee control unit (KCU) and the Swing Phase Mechanism (SPM). Included are discussions of the limitations of existing designs, the need for a new design, objectives and design criteria, design analysis, prototype design, and results. The paper also features a schematic of the prosthesis and a photograph of the prototype.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
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