Speed-adaptation mechanism: Robotic prostheses can actively regulate joint torque

Tommaso Lenzi, Levi Hargrove, Jonathon Sensinger

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Abstract

By 2050, an estimated 1.5 million people in the United States will be living with a major lower-limb amputation [1], a condition that causes severe disability, particularly for persons with transfemoral (above-knee) amputations. These individuals expend up to twice the metabolic effort to walk at half the speed [2] of able-bodied persons, and they experience a higher risk of falls and secondary pathological conditions, such as osteoarthritis, back pain, and depression [3].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6990843
Pages (from-to)94-107
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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