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Title Design, Test, and Evaluation of a High Powered 4 DOF Prosthetic Leg for Transfemoral Amputees
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Degree MS
Discipline/Department Mechanical Engineering
Degree Level masters
University/Publisher Virginia Tech
Abstract A high powered prosthesis for transfemoral amputees is presented in this paper. Four control mechanisms, three of which are in series with springs to reduce the total power requirement of the motors, are used on the prosthesis to provide power to all motions of the leg. The prosthesis is capable of providing powered motion for knee and ankle pitch, ankle roll, and ankle yaw, i.e. ankle rotation from side to side. The prosthesis was designed to handle a variety of activities including, but not limited to, walking, running, and stair climbing.
Subjects/Keywords Transfemoral; Transtibial; Prosthesis; High Power
Contributors Asbeck, Alan T. (committeechair); Leonessa, Alexander (committee member); Nussbaum, Maury A. (committee member)
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Country of Publication us
Record ID handle:10919/90791
Repository vt
Date Retrieved
Date Indexed 2020-12-04
Grantor Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Issued Date 2019-07-01 00:00:00
Note [degree] Master of Science;

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