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Active dorsiflexing prostheses may reduce trip-related fall risk in people with transtibial amputation

Noah J. Rosenblatt, PhD, et al.

The ProprioFoot is a motorized, microprocessorcontrolled foot that imitates normal ankle motions of dorsiflexion during the swing phase of gait. This study found that people with transtibial amputation using the ProprioFoot walk in a way that decreases their chances of tripping over an obstacle compared with wearing other prosthetic feet without the motorized motion. The findings suggest that individuals who often trip or walk over inclines and uneven surfaces may benefit from this foot. Overall, using the ProprioFoot may improve safety.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.01.0031

Volume 51 Number 8, 2014
   Pages 1229 — 1242


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Rosenblatt NJ, Bauer A, Rotter D, Grabiner MD. Active dorsiflexing prostheses may reduce trip-related fall risk in people with transtibial amputation. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(8):1229–42.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.01.0031
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