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Authors: Ruben C. Martinez ; Roberto L. Avitia ; Miguel E. Bravo and Marco A. Reyna

Affiliation: Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico

ISBN: 978-989-758-013-0

ISSN: 2184-4305

Keyword(s): Powered Prosthesis, Series Elastic Actuator, Clutch, Amputee, Lower Limb.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Artificial Limbs ; Biomechanical Devices ; Biomedical Engineering ; Biomedical Instruments and Devices ; Biorobotics ; Low-Power Design

Abstract: In this paper we described a new kind of a powered knee and powered ankle prosthesis for individuals who have suffered a complete or partial lower limb amputation. Our prototype prosthesis consist of two modules, the ankle module and the knee module. The first contains a unidirectional spring configured in parallel with a force-controlled actuator. This spring is intended to store energy in dorsiflexion, and then released it to assist power plantar flexion. The knee modules consist of a series of elastic clutch actuators and a unidirectional spring positioned in parallel to the motor. Preliminary results show two modules designs and ankle module prosthesis prototype almost complete. Two modules working together will enhance the performance of amputee individual, producing more natural gait and reducing the metabolic cost at walking in level-ground.

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Paper citation in several formats:
C. Martinez, R.; L. Avitia, R.; E. Bravo, M. and A. Reyna, M. (2014). A Low Cost Design of Powered Ankle-Knee Prosthesis for Lower Limb Amputees - Preliminary Results.In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-013-0, ISSN 2184-4305, pages 253-258. DOI: 10.5220/0004914402530258

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author={Ruben C. Martinez. and Roberto L. Avitia. and Miguel E. Bravo. and Marco A. Reyna.},
title={A Low Cost Design of Powered Ankle-Knee Prosthesis for Lower Limb Amputees - Preliminary Results},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2014)},
year={2014},
pages={253-258},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004914402530258},
isbn={978-989-758-013-0},
}

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2014)
TI - A Low Cost Design of Powered Ankle-Knee Prosthesis for Lower Limb Amputees - Preliminary Results
SN - 978-989-758-013-0
AU - C. Martinez, R.
AU - L. Avitia, R.
AU - E. Bravo, M.
AU - A. Reyna, M.
PY - 2014
SP - 253
EP - 258
DO - 10.5220/0004914402530258

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