A dynamic knee-brace system (DKBS) has been designed which provides stance phase stability and swing phase freedom. A wrap-spring clutch controls knee flexion. Clutch optimization was performed minimizing clutch length. Kinematic tests on a normal subject using the DKBS document nearly normal dynamic knee flexion during swing (38°versus 53°for normal).
- Knee brace
- Knee-ankle-foot orthosis (KAFO)
- Wrap-spring clutch
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