Digital Logic Controlled Electromechanical Long Leg BraceBy Irby, Steven E. Kaufman, Kenton R. Sutherland, David H., Children's Hospital and Health Center, and San Diego State University, San Diego, CA; Proceedings of the RESNA '96 Annual Conference, Vol. 16
(Pages: 137-139) Publication Date: 1996
This article describes the design, prototype production, and evaluation of a long leg brace with a digital logic controlled electromechanical knee joint. The aims of the project were to produce a device that would: 1) provide complete stability in standing and unrestricted movement in the swing phase; 2) reduce the energy consumption of the wearer. The device is operated by switches mounted in the toe and heel of the orthosis foot. These switches lock the knee during the weight bearing and unlock the knee during swing phase. Graphs show knee flexion and energy consumption of users during test evaluations.
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