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Title: Gait analysis for designing a new assistive knee brace
Authors: Guo, Hongtao
Hung, Aaron See-Long
Liao, Wei-Hsin
Fong, Daniel Tik-Pui
Chan, Kai-Ming
Keywords: Orthosis
Knee joint
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: GUO, H. ... et al., 2011. Gait analysis for designing a new assistive knee brace. IN: Proceedings of 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2011), Phuket, Thailand, 7-11 December 2011, pp.1990-1995.
Abstract: Assistive knee brace is a species of wearable lower extremity exoskeletons. In this research, an assistive knee brace was developed by integrating a multifunctional actuator with a custom-made knee-ankle-foot orthosis. In the study, the location of the actuator is moved up to the lateral side of the hip, instead of knee joint. Waist belt and shoulder belt are appended on the knee brace. This paper aimed to improve the design of the assistive knee braces through gait analysis. By walking with the knee braces, the spatial and temporal gait parameters, joint kinematics and joint kinetics parameters were evaluated, and the changes from normal walking were compared as well. The experimental results showed that walking with the developed knee brace provided minimal hindrance to the wearer. © 2011 IEEE.
Sponsor: The work described in this paper was supported by a grant from the Innovation and Technology Commission of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project No. ITS/308/09).
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1109/ROBIO.2011.6181583
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21281
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2011.6181583
ISBN: 9781457721366
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