Electronically controlled long leg brace

Steven E. Irby, Kenton R Kaufman, David H. Sutherland

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Abstract

Long leg braces are prescribed for those incapable of ambulation due to quadriceps insufficiency or paralysis. These designs lock the knee joint and require the user to adopt an unnatural and energy inefficient gait. A self-contained, electronically controlled brace system has been designed and tested which allows knee flexion during the swing phase of gait, but restricts flexion during the stance, or weight-bearing, phase. Laboratory test results comparing this new brace system and a standard locked Knee-Ankle-Foot-Orthosis show that knee flexion/extension kinematics are improved and that oxygen consumption rates are reduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSouthern Biomedical Engineering Conference - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherIEEE
Pages427-430
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 15th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference - Dayton, OH, USA
Duration: Mar 29 1996Mar 31 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 15th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference
CityDayton, OH, USA
Period3/29/963/31/96

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Kinematics
Oxygen

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  • Engineering(all)

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Irby, S. E., Kaufman, K. R., & Sutherland, D. H. (1996). Electronically controlled long leg brace. In Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference - Proceedings (pp. 427-430). Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE.

Electronically controlled long leg brace. / Irby, Steven E.; Kaufman, Kenton R; Sutherland, David H.

Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference - Proceedings. Piscataway, NJ, United States : IEEE, 1996. p. 427-430.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Irby, SE, Kaufman, KR & Sutherland, DH 1996, Electronically controlled long leg brace. in Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference - Proceedings. IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, United States, pp. 427-430, Proceedings of the 1996 15th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, Dayton, OH, USA, 3/29/96.
Irby SE, Kaufman KR, Sutherland DH. Electronically controlled long leg brace. In Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference - Proceedings. Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE. 1996. p. 427-430
Irby, Steven E. ; Kaufman, Kenton R ; Sutherland, David H. / Electronically controlled long leg brace. Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference - Proceedings. Piscataway, NJ, United States : IEEE, 1996. pp. 427-430
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