Most people don’t think twice about the energy required for walking, except when interested in burning calories during exercise. However, someone needing to depend on active orthotics, or prosthetics, due to partial paralysis or other weakness of the lower extremities, would find energy efficiency of great interest if it meant the range of use was limited by the energy required to power the assistive devices.
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Extending the Useable Range of Active Orthotic Exoskeletons by Recapture of Walking Energy
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Fisher, KB. "Extending the Useable Range of Active Orthotic Exoskeletons by Recapture of Walking Energy." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference. Volume 1B: Extremity; Fluid Mechanics; Gait; Growth, Remodeling, and Repair; Heart Valves; Injury Biomechanics; Mechanotransduction and Sub-Cellular Biophysics; MultiScale Biotransport; Muscle, Tendon and Ligament; Musculoskeletal Devices; Multiscale Mechanics; Thermal Medicine; Ocular Biomechanics; Pediatric Hemodynamics; Pericellular Phenomena; Tissue Mechanics; Biotransport Design and Devices; Spine; Stent Device Hemodynamics; Vascular Solid Mechanics; Student Paper and Design Competitions. Sunriver, Oregon, USA. June 26–29, 2013. V01BT26A004. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2013-14302
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