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.
Volume 52 Number 1, 2015
Pages 97 — 112
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