Automatic control design for a dynamic knee-brace system

S. E. Irby, K. R. Kaufman, J. W. Mathewson, D. H. Sutherland

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Abstract

A self-contained electronically controlled dynamic knee-brace system (DKBS) has been designed and tested which allows knee flexion during swing phase, but restricts flexion during the stance phase of gait. Cardiovascular energy measurements indicate that DKBS use allowed a more energy efficient gait.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-139
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 22 1999

Keywords

  • Automatic control
  • Energy consumption
  • Gait
  • Knee brace
  • Knee-ankle-foot orthosis (KAFO)
  • Orthosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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