The vertical mechanical impedance of the locomotor system during human walking with applications in rehabilitation

George A. Bertos*, Dudley S. Childress, Steven A Gard

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Abstract

We have developed a second order biomechanical model to estimate the vertical mechanical impedance of able-bodied walkers. Our ultimate purpose is to design prostheses for lower-limb amputees that provide the necessary impedance to match the vertical mechanical impedance of the able-bodied population. The objective is to increase walking comfort and walking speed for lower-limb amputees. The impedance values can also be used as a reference for shock absorption when designing walking machines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2005
Pages380-383
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2005 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 28 2005Jul 1 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
Volume2005

Other

Other2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2005
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/28/057/1/05

Keywords

  • Biomimetic robots
  • Lower-limb amputees
  • Mechanical impedance
  • Prostheses
  • Prosthetics
  • Shock absorption
  • Walking machines
  • Walking robots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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