Special Section Technical Briefs

A New Test Rig for Human Joint and Prosthesis Characterization1

[+] Author and Article Information
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

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview
Copyright © 2016 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.


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).


Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 3

Mechanism for the femur–portal connection

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 2

Test rig: two-dimensional representation

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 1

Three-dimensional view of test rig structure



Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In