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Smart Device and Network Based Control of a Compliant Ankle-Foot-Orthosis

[+] Author Affiliations
Yong Zhu

Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Paper No. DETC2015-46195, pp. V009T07A001; 6 pages
  • ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 9: 2015 ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications
  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA, August 2–5, 2015
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division, Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5719-9
  • Copyright © 2015 by ASME


Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFO) are externally applied devices that control the foot and ankle joint complex. The goal of this project is to create a smart device and network based mobile control, communicator and mechanical performance analyzer for a prototype AFO, which is powered by artificial pneumatic muscles to aid walking in patients with ankle and foot injuries. The preliminary proof of concept study of the system to improve comfort and offer settings control will be presented. It can potentially provide a higher computing and analyzing power in the design of medical devices by the combination of smart mobile device technology with microcontrollers and Internet.

Copyright © 2015 by ASME
Topics: Orthotics



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