Research Project code：0250005307
Update date：Dec. 15, 2003
Developmental study of artificial legs linked with knees
1997 - 2001
Intelligent artificial legs developed by our laboratory so far have to some extent realized comfortable walking of people with amputated thighs, but still leave problem in stability and comfort of supporting total body weight thereon. This study aims at adding high function to current intelligent artificial legs and attempts to develop knee junction yielding high stability on loading of body weight while maintaining superior swing phase controlling function of the intelligent artificial legs. For this purpose, study develops novel knee junction based on the mechanism of linked knee and legs, and attempts its practical application.
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