Artificial tendons: biomechanical design properties for prosthetic lowerlimbs

Klute, G.K. and Czerniecki, J. and Hannaford, B. (2000) Artificial tendons: biomechanical design properties for prosthetic lowerlimbs. In: Proc. 22nd Annual Intl. Conf. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering.

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Abstract

This paper reports on the design of an artificial tendon intended for use ina powered, lower limb prosthesis. To specify performance requirements, theproperties of mammalian weight bearing tendons are drawn from the literatureand compared with a number of existing tendon models. Based on the data,a mathematical model of an energy storing tendon is proposed and used todesign an artificial tendon that mimics the performance of the human Achillestendon. The proposed tendon design is a tradeoff betweena weight penalty and desired performance. Experimental results of thispractical design demonstrate desired performance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Z Other
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Nava Aghdasi
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 20:16
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 23:42
URI: http://brl.ee.washington.edu/eprints/id/eprint/251

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