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Design of an efficient back-drivable semi-active above knee prosthesis

Awad, Mohammed and Tee , Kian Sek and Dehghani, Abbas (2011) Design of an efficient back-drivable semi-active above knee prosthesis. In: 14th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, 6-8 September 2011, Paris, France.


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This paper presents the design and development of an electrical above knee prosthesis, which works as a passive knee prosthesis in part of gait cycle phases and as an active knee prosthesis during other portions. During the passive mode, the system works as a non-holonomic system, and the dynamic coupling between the thigh segment and the knee prosthesis is used to control the prosthesis. Therefore, this knee prosthesis is designed to be back-drivable in passlve mode. In order to present a proper design for the knee prosthesis, the mechanism synthesis and analysis for the proposed back-drivable semi-active knee prosthesis are covered in this paper.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ1040-1119 Machinery exclusive of prime movers
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Robotic and Mechatronic Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2015 08:08
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2015 08:08
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5917
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