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Experimental and computational analysis of composite ankle-foot orthosis

Dequan Zou, DSc, et al.

In this study, we developed finite element analysis (FEA) models for two carbon fiber and thermoplastic ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) and mechanically tested the AFOs to produce force-displacement data. The load-displacement results for the FEA models were compared with the mechanical testing results to evaluate the accuracy of the FEA models. The simulation results demonstrated that FEA models can produce accurate predictions for both types of AFOs.

Volume 51 Number 10, 2014
   Pages 1525 — 1536

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Zou D, He T, Dailey M, Smith KE, Silva MJ, Sinacore DR, Mueller MJ, Hastings MK. Experimental and computational analysis of composite ankle-foot orthosis. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(10):1525–36.

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