Investigating the mechanical behavior of a healthy human ankle shows that it can be simulated by a mechanism composed of simple elements such as spring, and actuator. Hence, appropriate design of this mechanism can be resulted to an artificial ankle that can help amputees properly. Researches show that whatever the biomechanical behavior of artificial ankle is similar to that of natural ankle, it can be used by consuming less energy. Considering biomechanical behavior of normal ankle in a walking gait, required parameters for designing of an artificial ankle composed of springs and electromechanical actuator will be determined. Finally, to verify the suggested model, a prototype will be materialized and tested.
Determining of Optimized Mechanical Characters for Designing of an Artificial Ankle
Goudarzi, AM, Kheirollahi, H, Fazeli, M, & Imani, M. "Determining of Optimized Mechanical Characters for Designing of an Artificial Ankle." Proceedings of the ASME 2014 12th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis. Volume 1: Applied Mechanics; Automotive Systems; Biomedical Biotechnology Engineering; Computational Mechanics; Design; Digital Manufacturing; Education; Marine and Aerospace Applications. Copenhagen, Denmark. July 25–27, 2014. V001T03A004. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ESDA2014-20223
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