High-performance, low-cost, passive prosthetic knees optimized to replicate physiological gait in multiple mobility scenarios

Project: Research project

Project Details


Northwestern University will be responsible for directing and conducting human subject testing for the purpose of collecting gait data on able-bodied individuals and for testing the prototype on a sample of participants with transfemoral amputation. These responsibilities include organizing and securing IRB approval, recruiting subjects for testing, confirming that subjects satisfy the recruitment criteria, scheduling subjects for data collection, arranging subject compensation, clinical fitting of the prototype prosthesis, obtaining subject informed consent, maintaining and operating the motion analysis laboratory equipment, ordering laboratory supplies, and the collection, processing, analysis and consolidation of human subject data.
Effective start/end date6/18/175/31/19


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S4526-PO176307 // 5R03HD092676-02)
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (S4526-PO176307 // 5R03HD092676-02)


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