Proj
J-GLOBAL ID:200904045928800434  Research Project code:0250005307 Update date:Dec. 15, 2003

Developmental study of artificial legs linked with knees

足部連動式義足の開発研究
Study period:1997 - 2001
Research overview:
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.
Research program: Funded Research
Research budget: 2001: \1,800,000

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