Advances in Assistive Systems for Locomotion Defficiencies
Trends in the design of externally powered ortheses for locomotion defficiences are reviewed. Two advanced approaches in this field are described. A new technology of self-fitting modular orthosis with soft interface has been tested on patients with locomotion defficiencies.In addition, the application of non-numerical control for the knee-locking function in the case of above-knee amputation is presented. The above-knee prosthesis has been designed as autonomous unit including the microprocessor controller and the power supply.
KeywordsMotor Unit Assistive Device Assistive System Rehabilitation Engineering Locomotion Control
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