Design characteristics of pediatric prosthetic knees

@article{Andrysek2004DesignCO,
  title={Design characteristics of pediatric prosthetic knees},
  author={Jan Andrysek and Stephen Naumann and William L. Cleghorn},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering},
  year={2004},
  volume={12},
  pages={369-378}
}
We examined whether pediatric prosthetic single-axis knees can theoretically provide the beneficial functional characteristics of polycentric knees and the design considerations needed to realize this. Five children and their parents provided subjective opinions of the relative importance of functional requirements (FRs) for the knee. FRs related to comfort, fatigue, stability, and falling were found to be of high importance, while sitting appearance and adequate knee flexion were of lower… 

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