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Special Section Technical Briefs

A New Test Rig for Human Joint and Prosthesis Characterization1

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Luca Luzi

Department of Industrial Engineering,
University of Bologna,
Bologna 40136, Italy

Nicola Sancisi, Michele Conconi, Vincenzo Parenti-Castelli

Department of Industrial Engineering,
Health Sciences and Technologies Interdepartmental
Centre for Industrial Research,
University of Bologna,
Bologna 40136, Italy

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033241Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 17, 2016; published online May 12, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(2), 020940 (May 12, 2016) (3 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1169; doi: 10.1115/1.4033241 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 17, 2016

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References

Zavatsky, A. , 1997, “ A Kinematic-Freedom Analysis of a Flexed-Knee-Stance Testing Rig,” J. Biomech., 30(3), pp. 277–280. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
Varadarajan, K. M. , Harry, R. E. , Johnson, T. , and Li, G. , 2009, “ Can In Vitro Systems Capture the Characteristic Differences Between the Flexion–Extension Kinematics of the Healthy and TKA Knee?” Med. Eng. Phys., 31(11), pp. 899–906. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
Forlani, M. , Sancisi, N. , Conconi, M. , and Parenti-Castelli, V. , 2015, “ A New Test Rig for Static and Dynamic Evaluation of Knee Motion Based on a Cable-Driven Parallel Manipulator Loading System,” Meccanica (in press).

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Three-dimensional view of test rig structure

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Test rig: two-dimensional representation

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Mechanism for the femur–portal connection

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