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Abstract

A system and method for operating a prosthesis is provided. The system includes a socket configured to engage a residual limb of a subject and a shaft having a first end connected to the socket and an opposing second end. The system also includes a foot piece connected to the second end of the shaft. The foot piece includes an ankle plate and a sole piece configured to contact a surface. The system also includes at least one computer configured to detect a state of the foot piece and to transmit an indication of the state of the foot. The system further includes a motor assembly configured to receive the indication of the state of the foot and to control a position and impedance of the ankle plate based on the state of the foot.

Patent Number

9,849,003

Assignee

Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research, Rochester, MN (US)

Assignee

Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI (US)

Application Number

14/663,130

Date Filed

3-19-2015

Certificate of Correction

No

Issue Date

12-16-2017

Disciplines

Orthopedics | Orthotics and Prosthetics

System for powered ankle-foot prosthesis with active control of dorsiflexion-plantarflexion and inversion-eversion

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