Hawkins, J., Sewell, P., Dupac, M. and Noroozi, S., 2016. Understanding the design variables that contribute to the response of a prosthetic foot: Part II – Rig Validation. In: 1st International Conference on Multidisiplinary Engineering Design Optimization, 14-16 September 2016, Belgrade.
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In this paper the validation of a rig capable of replicating the dynamic response of an energy storing and returning composite prosthetic foot during amputee running is considered. It is shown that the rig can effectively replicate the running action of an amputee runner and return the same ground contact time. It has also been shown that if a small input force is applied in a timed and sympathetic manner to the prosthetic spring-mass system the amplitude of oscillation increases which agrees with results of previous research. 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.
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|Group:||Faculty of Science & Technology|
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|Deposited On:||30 Nov 2016 12:06|
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