D8.4 - Foresighted Control of Active Foot Prostheses

B. Kleiner & D. Cesmeci
Up until recent years prosthetic limbs had joints built with energetically passive devices. This means that the joints could store and dissipate energy during a gait cycle, but could not provide net power back for adaptive foot control. This inability reduces the capability of the prostheses to fully restore locomotive functions such as walking upstairs or downstairs, up and down slopes and running or jumping. Such functionalities require a simultaneous reaction of the prosthesis joints...