Rene Jimenez-Fabian

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Restoring natural walking for amputees has been increasingly investigated because of demographic evolution, leading to increased number of amputations, and increasing demand for independence. The energetic disadvantages of passive pros-theses are clear, and active prostheses are limited in autonomy. This paper presents the simulation, design and development(More)
This paper presents the development of the CYBERLEGs Alpha-Prototype prosthe-sis, a new transfemoral prosthesis incorporating a new variable stiffness ankle actuator based on the MACCEPA architecture, a passive knee with two locking mechanisms, and an energy transfer mechanism that harvests negative work from the knee and delivers it to the ankle to assist(More)
In knee prosthetics and orthotics, there is the need to have a change in stiffness within the gait cycle. Doing this using a locking mechanism requires locking high forces using a small amount of energy. This paper presents a novel compact and light-weight locking mechanism which combines a ratchet-and-pawl and a singular position locking mechanism. It is(More)
The addition of active components to prostheses has the potential to extend the capabilities and reduce metabolic energy consumption of users when compared to current prosthetic technology. The CYBERLEGs Beta-Prosthesis is a new active transfemoral prosthesis that builds upon the passive principles of the CYBERLEGs Alpha-Prosthesis. The prosthesis has two(More)
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