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Obstacle course: Users’ maneuverability and movement efficiency when using Otto Bock C-leg, Otto Bock 3R60, and Catech SNS prosthetic knee joints

Margrit R. Meier, PhD, et al.

The purpose of this study was to test performance of participants fitted with different knee joints (C-leg, SNS, 3R60) on an obstacle course (OC) with challenging sections such as a rock field and vacuumized beanbags to simulate sand. Participants completed the OC twice: first without a mental loading task (MLT), then with an MLT. Within the bean-bag sections, two participants fell with the C-leg, one with the 3R60, and none with the SNS. There were no statistically significant differences in the measured variables when comparing the C-leg and the SNS, indicating that, under the test conditions, users performed similarly with both joints.

Volume 49 Number 4, 2012
   Pages 583 — 596


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Meier MR, Hansen AH, Gard SA, McFadyen AK. Obstacle course: Users’ maneuverability and movement efficiency when using Otto Bock C-Leg, Otto Bock 3R50, and CaTech SNS prosthetic knee joints. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(4):583–96.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2010.05.0094
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