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A novel method for functional testing of ankle braces based on a modified prosthetic foot testing machine. Whitepaper

 
: Czapka, Philip; Daub, Urban; Schneider, Urs

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Fulltext urn:nbn:de:0011-n-561796-14 (798 KByte PDF)
MD5 Fingerprint: d607ad1d7a2cefbbaea75341902bb992
Created on: 19.11.2019


Stuttgart: Fraunhofer IPA, 2019, 4 pp.
English
Study, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer IPA ()
Orthese; Prothesenfuß; Vergleich

Abstract
The aim of this study is to investigate the feasibility of a new functional testing method for ankle braces, to quantify the mechanical stability of different orthotic designs.
A mechanical artificial foot model has been designed, based on anatomy and biomechanics of the human foot. Sensors were built into the ankle joint, based on medical and technical principles. Together with an actuator, they were used as a test bench for validating ankle braces.
For a first feasibility study, the influence of five different types of ankle orthoses for selected movement sequences was investigated.

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