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Stepping Out in Style

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 4:22pm
Michigan Tech

Dr. Mo Rastgaar and Evandro Ficanha talk about the testing of steerable ankle-foot prosthesis for amputees. An evaluation platform is being developed that consists of a circular treadmill and a gait emulator mechanism. The platform allows for repeatable experiments on the prototype steerable prosthesis with different gait speeds and loads to define a performance criterion for the steerable prostheses, and enable iterative improvements to the design of the prosthesis.

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