Full Stride

Advancing the State of the Art in Lower Extremity Gait Systems

  • Victoria Tepe
  • Charles M. Peterson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Past and Present

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Victoria Tepe, Stephanie Salas-Snyder, Charles M. Peterson
      Pages 3-15
    3. Paul F. Pasquina, Cheta G. Emba, Michael Corcoran, Matthew E. Miller, Rory A. Cooper
      Pages 17-33
    4. Robert S. Gailey, Sheila M. Clemens
      Pages 35-54
    5. Roger N. Rovekamp Jr, Gerard E. Francisco, Shuo-Hsiu Chang, Christopher E. Beck
      Pages 75-97
    6. Elisa S. Arch, Steven J. Stanhope
      Pages 99-116
    7. Levi Hargrove
      Pages 137-150
  3. Next Steps

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Ellen J. MacKenzie, Michael J. Bosse
      Pages 153-166
    3. Joseph B. Webster, Kent N. Bachus, James Peter Beck, Sujee Jeyapalina, Alex J. Drew, Roy D. Bloebaum
      Pages 167-193
    4. Vijay S. Gorantla, Fatih Zor, Serdar Nasir, Warren C. Breidenbach, Michael R. Davis
      Pages 195-212
    5. Ken Muneoka, Eva Lai, Robert J. Christy, Jon E. Mogford
      Pages 213-236
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 237-244

About this book


This ground-breaking title begins with an introductory overview of the Lower Extremity Gait Systems (LEGS) project, identifying concerns and observations as context for the reader to consider topics and challenges detailed in later chapters.  Next are chapters that explore relevant military and civilian needs, and an essential historical context of the capabilities and limitations of contemporary prosthetics.  The section concludes with an overview of essential components used in passive and active lower limb prosthetics, including sockets, foot, ankle, and knee systems, as well as emerging bionic systems.  A second section considers research and development in orthotics, synthetic and biological materials, volitional control, and wearable robotics (also known as exoskeletons).  Finally, expert authors explore advanced science and emerging medical perspectives in research related to limb salvage, osseointegration, limb transplantation, and tissue engineering.  Designed for medical practitioners, engineers, students, and researchers who use or develop prosthetic technology for civilian or military amputees, Full Stride: Advancing the State of the Art in Lower Extremity Gait Systems will be of great interest to trauma specialists, orthopedists, rehabilitation specialists, nursing staff and physical therapists, as well as researchers and scientists who specialize in fields that shape and inform advanced prosthetic device development such as materials sciences, engineering (electrical, mechanical, biomedical), robotics, and human physiology.


Gait Systems Lower Extremity Prosthetics Lower Limb Osseointegration Research Limb Regrowth

Editors and affiliations

  • Victoria Tepe
    • 1
  • Charles M. Peterson
    • 2
  1. 1.The Geneva FoundationTacomaUSA
  2. 2.Syracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media LLC 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-7245-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-7247-0
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