The design of a lightweight, low cost robotic knee prosthesis with selectable series elasticity

Elliott J. Rouse, Luke M. Mooney, Levi J. Hargrove

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Abstract

The loss of a lower extremity severely affects quality of life for hundreds of thousands of leg amputees in the United States, and millions worldwide. The vast majority of these individuals use mechanically passive prostheses that do not provide energy during gait. As a result, leg amputees fatigue quickly, walk more slowly, and have difficulty interacting with their community. To address these deficits, researchers have developed robotic prostheses that use electric motors to provide energy. While these technologies have much promise, their substantial mass, inefficiency and cost are obstacles that remain a challenge to broad clinical applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 6th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2016
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages1
Volume2016-July
ISBN (Electronic)9781509032877
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 26 2016
Event6th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2016 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jun 29 2016

Other

Other6th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2016
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period6/26/166/29/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Rouse, E. J., Mooney, L. M., & Hargrove, L. J. (2016). The design of a lightweight, low cost robotic knee prosthesis with selectable series elasticity. In 2016 6th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2016 (Vol. 2016-July). [7523770] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2016.7523770