Faculty Advisor

Hoffman, Allen H.

Abstract

The goal of this study is to investigate the effects of an Ankle-Foot-Orthosis (AFO) when applied to non-amputee subjects that are put through a series of trials conducted on a flat surface and stairs. During stair ambulation with an AFO the subjects experience delays in gait stance time and elevated ground reaction forces when compared to trails conducted with healthy limbs. The experiment confirms that ambulation on stairs is affected when restricted ankle motion is present due to an AFO.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2007

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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