A Smart Pressure-Sensitive Insole That Reminds You to Walk Correctly: An Orthotic-Less Treatment for Over Pronation

Berengueres, Jose ;   Fritschi, Michael ;   McClanahan, Ray

Tags Wearable robotic systems: prostheticsHardware and control developments in rehabilitation roboticsBiomechanics and robotics in physical exercise

We equipped an insole with a force sensor that can detect in real time when a foot over pronates. When such behavior is detected, we warn...

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Contributions of Knee Swing Initiation and Ankle Plantar Flexion to the Walking Mechanics of Amputees Using a Powered Prosthesis

Ingraham, Kimberly ;   Fey, Nicholas ;   Simon, Ann ;   Hargrove, Levi

Tags Robotics: prostheticsWearable robotic systems: prostheticsBiomechanics and robotics: clinical evaluation in rehabilitation and orthopedics

Recently developed powered prostheses are capable of producing near-physiological joint torque at the knee and/or ankle joints. Based on...

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Designing and Testing a Hybrid Lightweight Shoulder Prosthesis

Sekine, Masashi ;   Tsuchiya, Nobuto ;   Kita, Kahori ;   Yu, Wenwei

Tags Robotics: prostheticsWearable robotic systems: prostheticsAssistive and cognitive robotics in aided living

Lightweight prostheses are preferred in terms of usability in daily living. However, this is not a property easy to realize, especially for...

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Developement of Multichannel Soft Tactile Sensors Having Fingerprint Structure

Tsutsui, Hiroshi ;   Murashima, Yoshihiko ;   Honma, Naoki ;   Kobayashi, Hiroyuki

Tags Robotics: prostheticsRobotics: orthoticsWearable robotic systems: prosthetics

It is possible to accurately recognize the shape of an object or to grip it by setting soft tactile sensors on a robot's hands. We studied a...

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Minimum-Jerk Swing Control Allows Variable Cadence in Powered Transfemoral Prostheses

Lenzi, Tommaso ;   Hargrove, Levi ;   Sensinger, Jonathon W.

Tags Wearable robotic systems: prostheticsHardware and control developments in rehabilitation roboticsClinical robots

We present a novel swing phase controller for powered transfemoral prostheses based on minimum jerk theory. The proposed controller allows...

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