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Special Section Technical Briefs

A Pneumatically Actuated Transtibial Prosthesis1

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Hao Zheng, Xiangrong Shen

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
The University of Alabama,
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2015), April 13–16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Manuscript received March 3, 2015; final manuscript received May 7, 2015; published online July 16, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(3), 030919 (Sep 01, 2015) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1075; doi: 10.1115/1.4030597 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised May 07, 2015; Online July 16, 2015

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Fig. 1

Actuation mechanism of the powered ankle

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Fig. 2

The TT prosthesis prototype

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Comparison of the required torque for locomotion versus the torque capacity of the powered joint

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Fig. 4

A test subject fitted with the powered TT prosthesis

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