Compliant Actuation for Transfemoral Prostheses: The CYBERLEGS Prosthesis: In: Beckerle P., Sharbafi M.A., Verstraten T., Pott P.P., Seyfarth A. (eds) Novel Bioinspired Actuator Designs for Robotics.

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Abstract

In this chapter, we discuss the design of the CYBERLEGs Beta-Prosthesis developed by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium). This transfemoral prosthesis consists of compliant actuators which provide full support torques to the ankle and knee during level ground walking. To deliver an energy-efficient and compact system, the springs are combined with locking elements, and a mechanism is introduced to transfer energy from the knee to the ankle during push off. The performance of the prosthesis is evaluated by comparing bench tests to experiments with an amputee.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNovel Bioinspired Actuator Designs for Robotics
PublisherSpringer
Chapter11
Pages99-106
Number of pages8
Volume888
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-40886-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-40885-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
Volume888
ISSN (Print)1860-949X
ISSN (Electronic)1860-9503

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