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Investigation of a Unified Phase Variable in Human Locomotion for Applications in Powered Prostheses
Estimates indicate that by 2050 the U.S. will incur a two-fold increase in the incidence of amputation and stroke, due largely to the prevalence of vascular disease. Amputees suffer from a slower, less stable, and less ...
Virtual Constraint Control of Powered Prosthetic Legs: Unifying the Gait Cycle
The lower limb amputee population is gradually increasing, primarily due to complications from vascular diseases. The vast majority of lower limb amputees use mechanically passive prosthetic legs, which are unable to provide ...
Energy Shaping Control of Powered Lower-Limb Exoskeletons for Assistance of Human Locomotion
The majority of powered lower-limb exoskeletons nowadays are designed to rigidly track time-based kinematic patterns, which forces users to follow speciﬁc joint positions. This kinematic control approach is limited to ...
Metabolic and Kinematic Effects of Medial Thighplasty and Myofascial Lengthening on Gait of Adults with Limb Loss and Children with Cerebral Palsy
In the treatment and management of certain physical and neurological conditions affecting gait and quality of life, surgical intervention plays a key role in changing the foundation of the body in a way that can ultimately ...