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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Optimization of Prosthetic Foot and Ankle Stiffness for Standing and Walking
Principal Investigator:

Steven A. Gard

Location: Chicago, IL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: February 2016 - February 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $0
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


 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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