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A Compliant Lightweight and Adaptable Active Ankle Foot Orthosis for Robotic Rehabilitation

  • Marta MoltedoEmail author
  • Tomislav Bacek
  • Kevin Langlois
  • Karen Junius
  • Bram Vanderborght
  • Dirk Lefeber
Conference paper
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 16)

Abstract

This paper presents the design of a compliant, lightweight and adaptable active ankle foot orthosis (AAFO) and preliminary test of its ankle actuator. The ankle actuator is designed to keep its weight as low as possible. The adaptability of the AAFO allows adjusting the device to different patients, without the need of customized versions.

Keywords

Carbon Fiber Peak Torque Output Torque Walking Pattern Output Link 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to thank MOBILAB @ Thomas More for the development of the carbon fiber foot plates.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta Moltedo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tomislav Bacek
    • 1
  • Kevin Langlois
    • 1
  • Karen Junius
    • 1
  • Bram Vanderborght
    • 1
  • Dirk Lefeber
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Robotics & Multibody Mechanics Research GroupVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselBelgium

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