Role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Resolving the Issues and Challenges with Prosthetic Knees

  • Deepali SalwanEmail author
  • Shri Kant
  • G. Pandian
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1025)


From the ancient times until today, in the age of Artificial Intelligence, field of prosthetics is where human is continuously striving to do better. Upper limb amputation deprives the person from routine activities, which the amputee never thought was important, on the other hand lower limb amputation restricts the person’s physical movements to a great extent. In this article we will highlight the issues and challenges with the active lower limb prosthetic from the socket to the knee, the material, the sensors and the algorithms used for controlling the movement. How each of them plays a pivotal role in providing a comfortable gait which resembles the natural human gait, this article throws light upon where are we in terms of advancement in lower limb prosthetic and the issues and challenges which are still there even with the finest active artificial knee available.


Prosthetic-knee Artificial-knee Lower limb amputation Microprocessor prosthetic knee Sensors Classifier algorithm Sockets and liners 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya National Institute for Persons with Physical DisabilitiesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Research and Technology Development Center, Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering and TechnologySharda UniversityGreater NoidaIndia

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