Artificial Muscles: Actuators for Lower Limb Prostheses

Klute, G.K. and Czerniecki, J. and Hannaford, B. (2000) Artificial Muscles: Actuators for Lower Limb Prostheses. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service.

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Abstract

Prosthetic clinical experience indicates many veterans suffer from lack of endurance, non-symmetrical gait, and high levels of effort while simply walking at their self-selected pace. The integration of an artificial musculo-tendon actuator into a below-knee prosthesis has the potential to greatly improve amputee gait by providing the missing propulsive force of the ankle musculature.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Z Other
Depositing User: Jeffrey Herron
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2015 21:23
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 23:43
URI: http://brl.ee.washington.edu/eprints/id/eprint/64

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