Towards a smart semi-active prosthetic leg: preliminary assessment and testing

M. I. Awad, A. Abouhossein, A. A. Dehghani-Sanij, R. Richardson, D. Moser, S. Zahedi, D. Bradley

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    This paper presents a development of a semi-active prosthetic knee, which can work in both active and passive modes based on the energy required during the gait cycle of various activities of daily livings (ADLs). The prosthetic limb is equipped with various sensors to measure the kinematic and kinetic parameters of both prosthetic limbs. This prosthetic knee is designed to be back-drivable in passive mode to provide a potential use in energy regeneration when there negative energy across the knee joint. Preliminary test has been performed on transfemoral amputee in passive mode to provide some insight to the amputee/prosthesis interaction and performance with the designed prosthetic knee.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication7th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems
    Subtitle of host publicationMECHATRONICS 2016
    EditorsPeter Hubbard
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2016
    EventMECHATRONICS 2016 : 7th IFAC Symposium o n Mechatronic Systems & 15th Mechatronics Forum International Conference - Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
    Duration: 5 Sep 20168 Sep 2016

    Publication series

    NameIFAC Papers Online
    ISSN (Electronic)1474-6670


    ConferenceMECHATRONICS 2016
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


    • Bionics
    • Biomedical systems
    • Transfemoral amputee
    • Smart bio-leg
    • Prosthetic knee
    • Prosthetic systems integration
    • Biomechatronics


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