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A Child Orthosis Design and Simulation Based on Dynamic Considerations

  • Cristian CopilusiEmail author
  • Nicolae Dumitru
  • Alexandru Margine
  • Adrian Rosca
  • Eugen Rosu
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)

Abstract

This paper addresses a knee orthotic system design used on a 4-year-old child with locomotion problems. This knee orthotic system design was made by performing a dynamic analysis of the proposed child locomotion system. The aim of this dynamic analysis was to obtain knee joint connection forces in case of a walking activity. For the proposed dynamic model, input data such as hip, knee and ankle joint motion laws were considered. These were obtained through an experimental analysis with a high-speed video camera equipment on a healthy child. Thus, a database was created, which was used as input data for numerical simulations made in a dynamic mode with MSC Adams. Through these numerical simulations, important results were obtained, and these will further validate the proposed prototype.

Keywords

Dynamics Mechatronic system Locomotion system Multibody systems Knee orthosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristian Copilusi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nicolae Dumitru
    • 1
  • Alexandru Margine
    • 1
  • Adrian Rosca
    • 2
  • Eugen Rosu
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Applied Mechanics and Civil ConstructionsUniversity of CraiovaCraiovaRomania
  2. 2.Department of Automotive, Transports and Industrial EngineeringUniversity of CraiovaCraiovaRomania
  3. 3.Department of Applied Mechanics and Civil Constructions, Faculty of MechanicsUniversity of CraiovaCraiovaRomania

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