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TitleAn ankle-foot prosthesis: A preliminary design and dynamic model
Author(s)Ferreira, César
Santos, Cristina
Alves, Joana
Seabra, Eurico
Reis, L. P.
KeywordsAnkle-foot
Dynamic model
Gait
Prosthesis
Issue date2018
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing
CitationFerreira, C., Santos, C. P., Alves, J., Seabra, E., & Reis, L. S. P. (2017). An ankle-foot prosthesis: A preliminary design and dynamic model. Human-Centric Robotics (pp. 677-684): World Scientific.
Abstract(s)There are more than one million people, each year, that will suffer a lower limb amputation. This condition occurs as a result of a wide range of diseases: diabetes, trauma or malignant tumors. An amputation means disability and a poor quality of life. The major challenge in the development of a prosthesis lies in restoring the missing human function, i.e. locomotion while maintaining the biomechanical requirements of the ankle joint. Thus, this work addresses the field of the artificial devices that replace the ankle-foot. The goal of this work is to sketch a 3D model of a transtibial prosthesis, and to find and implement a dynamic model of human ankle joint motion, in order to be used in a future control system strategy. Thereby, this work represents the first steps towards the development of a transtibial prosthesis.
TypeConference paper
URIhttps://hdl.handle.net/1822/71469
ISBN9789813231047
DOI10.1142/9789813231047_0082
Publisher versionhttps://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/9789813231047_0082
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
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