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Design of a Powered Lower-Extremity Orthosis for Sit-to-Stand and Ambulation Assistance

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Xiangrong Shen

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
The University of Alabama

Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received April 26, 2013; published online July 3, 2013. Assoc. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 7(3), 030910 (Jul 03, 2013) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-13-1048; doi: 10.1115/1.4024489 History: Received March 15, 2013; Revised April 26, 2013

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Topics: Design , Orthotics
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Fig. 1

Actuation mechanisms of the knee (left) and ankle

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Fig. 3

Comparison of the required torque versus the torque capacity of the powered orthosis

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Fig. 2

The powered KAFO with pneumatic actuators attached




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