It is known that force exchanges between a robotic assistive device and the end-user have a direct impact on the quality and performance of a particular movement task. This knowledge finds a special reflective importance in prosthetic industry due to the close human-robot collaboration. Although lower-extremity prostheses are currently better able to provide assistance as their upper-extremity counterparts, specific locomotion problems still remain. In a framework of this contribution the authors introduce the multibody dynamic modelling approach of the trans-tibial prosthesis wearing on a human body model.The obtained results are based on multibody dynamic simulations against the real experimental data using AMP-Foot 2.0, an energy efficient powered trans-tibial prosthesis for actively assisted walking of amputees.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Advances in Mechanical Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Jan 2014|
- human robot interaction
- human walking
- transtibial prosthesis
- modeling and simulation