Michael Goldfarb

Michael Goldfarb (S’93-M’95) received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA, in 1988, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, in 1992 and 1994, respectively. Since 1994, he has been with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, where he is currently the H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical engineering. His current research interests include the design and control of advanced upper and lower extremity prostheses and gait restoration for spinal cord injured persons.

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A 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
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Running 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
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Variable 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
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IMU-Based Wrist Rotation Control of a Transradial Myoelectric Prosthesis
  This paper describes a control method intended to facilitate improved control of a myoelectric prosthesis containing a wrist rotator. Rather than exclusively utilize electromyogram (EMG) for the control of all myoelectric components (e.g., a hand and a wrist), the proposed... Read more