TNSRE serves the community of biomedical engineers and clinical researchers who work at the intersection of neuroscience and physical medicine. We publish novel approaches and technologies for better understanding neural systems, human movement, and the relationships between them, with a focus on assistive devices that improve life for patients, for practicing clinicians, and for everyday use.
Amanda H. Schultz
Amanda H. Shultz (S’11) received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the Ogden College of Science and Engineering at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY, in 2011. She is currently a Graduate Research Assistant at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Her research interests include design and control of electromechanical systems.
TNSRE, Featured ArticlesA Stair Ascent and Descent Controller for a Powered Ankle Prosthesis
This paper presents a control system for a powered transtibial prosthesis that provides stair ascent and descent capability, as well as ability for user-controlled transitions between walking, standing, stair ascent, and stair descent. The control system was implemented on a... Read more
Posted on 15 MAY 2018
TNSRE, Featured ArticlesRunning With a Powered Knee and Ankle Prosthesis
Abstract This paper presents a running control architecture for a powered knee and ankle prosthesis that enables a transfemoral amputee to run with a biomechanically appropriate running gait and to intentionally transition between a walking and running gait. The control architecture consists firstly of a... Read more
Posted on 6 MAY 2015
TNSRE, Featured ArticlesVariable Cadence Walking and Ground Adaptive Standing With a Powered Ankle Prosthesis
This paper describes a control approach that provides walking and standing functionality for a powered ankle prosthesis, and demonstrates the efficacy of the approach in experiments with a unilateral transtibial amputee subject. Both controllers incorporate a finite-state structure that emulates... Read more
Posted on 23 MAR 2016