Intuitive Control of a Hybrid Prosthetic Leg During Ambulation

Project: Research project

Project Details


The objective of this project is to determine the clinical benefits of an innovative and lightweight powered leg, controlled using our adaptive hierarchical intent recognition framework in laboratory and community environments. Our main hypothesis is that using the Hybrid Leg with seamless, automatic transitions will result in subjects choosing to become more active and improve their community participation compared to when using their own passive prosthetic leg. Our rationale for this study is that demonstration of a robust intent recognition control in a home environment is the necessary next step required to transition this technology into the clinic.
Effective start/end date1/1/2112/31/21


  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (7186 // 5R01HD079428-07)
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (7186 // 5R01HD079428-07)


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