Bionic ankle-foot prosthesis normalizes walking gait for persons with leg amputation.

  title={Bionic ankle-foot prosthesis normalizes walking gait for persons with leg amputation.},
  author={Hugh M. Herr and Alena M. Grabowski},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={279 1728},
Over time, leg prostheses have improved in design, but have been incapable of actively adapting to different walking velocities in a manner comparable to a biological limb. People with a leg amputation using such commercially available passive-elastic prostheses require significantly more metabolic energy to walk at the same velocities, prefer to walk slower and have abnormal biomechanics compared with non-amputees. A bionic prosthesis has been developed that emulates the function of a… CONTINUE READING
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