Faculty Advisor

Kohles, Sean S.

Abstract

For those who use prosthetic limbs, falls can have severely debilitating effects. In an effort to increase the ability of a prosthetic knee wearer to react to potential stumbling situations, Liberty Technology commissioned this project to design and build a device that safely and repeatably tripped a subject walking on a treadmill. The device was used to determine if consistent electromyographic signals are present during stumbling. These gait studies culminated in the design of microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee with stumble prevention.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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