Improving the Gait Performance of Nonfluid-Based Swing-Phase Control Mechanisms in Transfemoral Prostheses

Abstract

A prosthetic swing-phase control mechanism simulates the action of leg musculature, aiding gait function by controlling the duration of swing, extent of heel rise, and by allowing the shank to smoothly decelerate into full knee extension without excessive impact. Nonfluid-based (NBF) mechanisms have the potential to provide a durable and affordable solution… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2011.2155059

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