Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Optimization of Prosthetic Foot and Ankle Stiffness for Standing and Walking|
Steven A. Gard
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|| February 2016 -
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DESCRIPTION: Persons who walk with lower-limb prostheses are generally less efficient ambulators than able-bodied individuals (Waters et al., 1976) and their stability is compromised, attributable in part t deficiencies in the function of their prostheses (Gard & Fatone, 2004). Anatomical ankle joint stiffness in able-bodied persons adapts with walking speed (Hansen et al., 2004) and for standing (Hansen & Wang, 2010). Fitting lower-limb amputees with prosthetic foot and ankle mechanisms...
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