Dudley S. Childress

Andrew H Hansen10
Margrit R Meier7
Steve C Miff6
Steven A Gard4
10Andrew H Hansen
7Margrit R Meier
6Steve C Miff
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The non-disabled human ankle joint was examined during walking in an attempt to determine overall system characteristics for use in the design of ankle prostheses. The hypothesis of the study was that the quasi-stiffness of the ankle changes when walking at different walking speeds. The hypothesis was examined using sagittal plane ankle moment versus ankle(More)
This study investigated the effects of shoe heel height on the rollover characteristics of the biologic ankle-foot system. Ten nondisabled adult female volunteers walked using three pairs of shoes with varying heel heights and at three walking speeds with each pair of shoes. Kinematic and kinetic data needed to calculate the rollover shapes of the(More)
Roll-over characteristics of able-bodied human subjects walking on ramped surfaces were examined in this study. Ten subjects walked at their normal self-selected speed on a level surface, a 5-deg ramp, and a 10-deg ramped surface. Ramps were designed such that ground reaction forces and center of pressure of the ground reaction forces could be measured on(More)
The Shape&Roll prosthetic foot was used to examine the effect of roll-over shape arc length on the gait of 14 unilateral trans-tibial prosthesis users. Simple modifications to the prosthetic foot were used to alter the effective forefoot rocker length, leaving factors such as alignment, limb length, and heel and mid-foot characteristics unchanged.(More)
The net external energy of the biologic human ankle joint and of some lower limb prosthetic ankle-foot systems was examined during gait initiation. The purpose of the study was to better understand the ankle's behavior during the acceleration phase of walking for use in the design of improved lower limb prostheses and orthoses. Quantitative gait data were(More)
In general, externally powered prostheses do not provide proprioceptive feedback and thus require the user to rely on cognitively expensive visual feedback to effectively control the prosthesis. Applying the concept of extended physiological proprioception (EPP) to externally powered prostheses provides direct feedback to the user's proprioceptive system(More)
Simple and effective methods for determining the timing of gait events are necessary for the proper normalization and statistical analysis of gait data when a variety of gait measurements are available. The approach presented was developed for cases in which overall center of pressure under the body and marker trajectories are being measured over multiple(More)