Gait Analysis of Low-Cost Flexible-Shank Transtibial Prostheses

  title={Gait Analysis of Low-Cost Flexible-Shank Transtibial Prostheses},
  author={W.C.C. Lee and Ming Zhang and P.P.Y. Chan and D. Boone},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering},
The latest lower-limb prosthetic designs have been incorporated with dynamic elastic response (DER) components to enhance prosthesis flexibility, which are suggested to be beneficial to gait. Although DER prosthetic feet are preferred by most transtibial amputees and their benefits to gait are supported by some biomechanical studies, many are still utilizing the simple conventional solid ankle cushioned heel (SACH) designs because of the lower cost. The monolimb, a transtibial prosthesis with… CONTINUE READING