quasi-stiffness

Speed adaptable prosthetic foot; concept description, prototyping and initial user testing

Author(s): Heimir Tryggvason, Felix Starker, Anna L. Armannsdottir, Christophe Lecomte, Fjola Jonsdottir
Speed adaptable prosthetic foot; concept description, prototyping and initial user testing 604 277 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)
This paper presents a novel design of a prosthetic foot that features adaptable stiffness that changes according to the speed of ankle motion. The motivation is the natural graduation in stiffness of a biological ankle over a range of ambulation tasks. read more