Design of a patient-tailored active knee-ankle-foot orthosis to assist the gait of spinal cord injured subjects
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—This paper presents the main design steps in the development of an active knee-ankle-foot orthosis (KAFO) conceived to assist the gait of incomplete spinal cord injured (SCI) subjects. The design approach is based on the idea of modifying the available passive orthoses by adding adaptable mechatronic modules at the joints. This approach has resulted in a prototype that has been tested on SCI patients. The design and control problems found and their adopted solutions are thoroughly described.
CitationFont-Llagunes, J.M. [et al.]. Design of a patient-tailored active knee-ankle-foot orthosis to assist the gait of spinal cord injured subjects. A: International Workshop on Wearable Robotics. "Proceedings of the International Workshop on Wearable Robotics". Baiona: 2014, p. 1-2.