Understanding the design variables that contribute to the response of a prosthetic foot: Part I –Rig Design.

Hawkins, J., Sewell, P., Dupac, M. and Noroozi, S., 2016. Understanding the design variables that contribute to the response of a prosthetic foot: Part I –Rig Design. In: 1st International Conference on Multidisiplinary Engineering Design Optimization, 14-16 September 2016, Belgrade.

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Abstract

In this paper the design of a rig capable of replicating the dynamic response of an energy storing and returning composite prosthetic foot during amputee running is considered. It has been assumed that the amputee/prosthesis system can be modelled as a spring/mass system. Therefore the rig has been designed to allow the applied mass, input force frequency and foot contact point of various feet designs to be varied to test this assumption. The rig will allow the design variables that contribute to the response of a prosthetic foot during running to be understood and optimised to improve the foot’s performance.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:25023
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:30 Nov 2016 12:03
Last Modified:04 Jan 2017 14:28

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