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Traditional, passive leg prostheses for transfemoral amputees require the user to produce unnaturally large actuations in order to walk. The resulting motions can cause joint degeneration and arthritis. To avoid this, a semi-active prosthetic knee using hydraulics to store and release energy has been developed. In our work this summer, we have improved upon a previous simulation model for this leg, and we have developed preliminary valve control results in this simulation software with BBO.
Medicine and Health Sciences | Orthotics and Prosthetics | Rehabilitation and Therapy
Thomas, George L., "Simulation and Control of an Intelligent Prosthetic Knee with Biogeography-Based Optimization" (2012). Undergraduate Research Posters 2012. 47.