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Advances in Assistive Systems for Locomotion Defficiencies

  • Rajko Tomović
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 11)

Summary

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.

Keywords

Motor Unit Assistive Device Assistive System Rehabilitation Engineering Locomotion Control 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajko Tomović
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringBelgradeYugoslavia

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