Springs

Systematic Variation of Prosthetic Foot Spring Affects Center-of-Mass Mechanics and Metabolic Cost During Walking

Author(s): Karl E. Zelik, Steven H. Collins, Peter G. Adamczyk, Ava D. Segal, Glenn K. Klute, David C. Morgenroth, Michael E. Hahn, Michael S. Orendurff, Joseph M. Czerniecki, Arthur D. Kuo
Systematic Variation of Prosthetic Foot Spring Affects Center-of-Mass Mechanics and Metabolic Cost During Walking 1264 855 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

Lower-limb amputees expend more energy to walk than non-amputees and have an elevated risk of secondary disabilities. Insufficient push-off by the prosthetic foot may be a contributing factor. We aimed…

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Symbitron Exoskeleton: Design, Control, and Evaluation of a Modular Exoskeleton for Incomplete and Complete Spinal Cord Injured Individuals

Author(s): C. Meijneke, G. van Oort, V. Sluiter, E. van Asseldonk, N. L. Tagliamonte, F. Tamburella, I. Pisotta, M. Masciullo, M. Arquilla, M. Molinari, A.R. Wu, F. Dzeladini, A. J. Ijspeert, H. Van Der Kooij
Symbitron Exoskeleton: Design, Control, and Evaluation of a Modular Exoskeleton for Incomplete and Complete Spinal Cord Injured Individuals 901 625 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

In this paper, we present the design, control, and preliminary evaluation of the Symbitron exoskeleton, a lower limb modular exoskeleton developed for people with a spinal cord injury. The mechanical…

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Enhancing Mobility With Quasi-Passive Variable Stiffness Exoskeletons

Enhancing Mobility With Quasi-Passive Variable Stiffness Exoskeletons

Author(s): Amanda Sutrisno, David J. Braun
Enhancing Mobility With Quasi-Passive Variable Stiffness Exoskeletons 780 435 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

  Shoes were invented to provide user comfort using rubber soles, despite marginal improvement in human mobility. Unlike shoes, current lower-limb exoskeletons use fixed stiffness springs to store and recycle…

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Design and Validation of a Semi-Active Variable Stiffness Foot Prosthesis

Design and Validation of a Semi-Active Variable Stiffness Foot Prosthesis

Author(s): Evan M. Glanzer, Peter G. Adamczyk
Design and Validation of a Semi-Active Variable Stiffness Foot Prosthesis 780 435 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

  This paper presents the design and validation of a novel lower-limb prosthesis called the Variable-Stiffness Foot (VSF), designed to vary its forefoot stiffness in response to user activity. The…

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Reducing the Energy Cost of Human Running Using an Unpowered Exoskeleton

Reducing the Energy Cost of Human Running Using an Unpowered Exoskeleton

Author(s): Rezvan Nasir, Arjang Ahmadi, Majid Nili Ahmadabadi
Reducing the Energy Cost of Human Running Using an Unpowered Exoskeleton 270 480 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

     In this paper, we present a new perspective to design an unpowered exoskeleton for metabolic rate reduction in running. According to our studies on human biomechanics, it was…

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Design and Control of the MINDWALKER Exoskeleton

Design and Control of the MINDWALKER Exoskeleton

Author(s): Shiqian Wang, Letian Wang, Cory Meijneke, Edwin van Asseldonk, Thomas Hoellinger, Guy Cheron, Yuri Ivanenko, Valentina La Scaleia, Francesca Sylos-Labini, Marco Molinari, Federica Tamburella, Iolanda Pisotta, Freygardur Thorsteinsson, Michel Ilzkovitz, Jeremi Gancet, Yashodhan Nevatia, Ralf Hauffe, Frank Zanow, Herman van der Kooij
Design and Control of the MINDWALKER Exoskeleton 556 235 Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

ACCESS PAPER DATA READ FULL ARTICLE ON IEEE XPLORE Abstract Powered exoskeletons can empower paraplegics to stand and walk. Actively controlled hip ab/adduction (HAA) is needed for weight shift and…

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