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Ankle mechanics during sidestep cutting implicates need for 2-degrees of freedom powered ankle-foot prostheses

Evandro M. Ficanha, et al.

When humans walk on a straight path, turn, or step on an object, the ankle rotates in all possible directions. Powered ankle-foot prostheses provide power that can improve the quality of walking in a straight path. Their ankle joint, however, allows only the updown motion of the foot. Therefore, understanding the ankle mechanics in all the possible directions of the ankle can help in the design of powered anklefoot prostheses that can improve quality of walking during turning. This article shows the results of a comparison of ankle mechanics during sidestep cutting and straight walking.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.02.0043

Volume 52 Number 1, 2015
   Pages 97 — 112


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Ficanha EM, Rastgaar M, Kaufman KR. Ankle mechanics during sidestep cutting implicates need for 2-degrees of freedom powered ankle-foot prostheses. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(1):97"112.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.02.0043
ResearcherID/ORCID: Mohammad Rastgaar, PhD: A-8191-2009
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