Understanding the design variables that contribute to the response of a prosthetic foot: Part i - Rig design

Authors: Hawkins, J., Sewell, P. and Dupac, M.

Journal: 1st International Conference on Multidisciplinary Engineering Design Optimization, MEDO 2016

ISBN: 9781509021116

DOI: 10.1109/MEDO.2016.7746536

Abstract:

In this paper the design of a rig capable to simulate the dynamic response of an energy storing and returning composite prosthetic foot during amputee running is considered. It has been assumed that the amputee/prosthesis system can be modelled as a spring/mass system. Therefore the rig has been designed to allow the applied mass, input force and foot contact point of various feet designs to be varied to test this assumption. The rig will allow the design variables that contribute to the response of a prosthetic foot during running to be understood and optimised to improve the foot's performance.

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Understanding the design variables that contribute to the response of a prosthetic foot: Part I -Rig Design

Authors: Hawkins, J., Sewell, P. and Dupac, M.

Journal: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING DESIGN OPTIMIZATION (MEDO)

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/25023/

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Understanding the design variables that contribute to the response of a prosthetic foot: Part I –Rig Design

Authors: Hawkins, J., Sewell, P., Dupac, M. and Noroozi, S.

Conference: 1st International Conference on Multidisiplinary Engineering Design Optimization

Dates: 14-16 September 2016

DOI: 10.1109/MEDO.2016.7746536

Abstract:

In this paper the design of a rig capable of replicating the dynamic response of an energy storing and returning composite prosthetic foot during amputee running is considered. It has been assumed that the amputee/prosthesis system can be modelled as a spring/mass system. Therefore the rig has been designed to allow the applied mass, input force frequency and foot contact point of various feet designs to be varied to test this assumption. The rig will allow the design variables that contribute to the response of a prosthetic foot during running to be understood and optimised to improve the foot’s performance.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/25023/

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