UMass Medical School
The project aimed to design a device that would permit inversion at a range of 20 to 30 degrees while minimally hindering motion range in the sagittal plane by mimicking natural ligament behavior through material orientation and selection. Testing was completed for gait, passive muscle movement, and rapid inversion. Results indicate that the splint slowed the rate of ankle inversion and allowed fluid plantar flexion and dorsiflexion. This provides the user optimal healing options for injured lateral ankle ligaments.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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