Accession Number : ADA532485


Title :   Bionic Running for Unilateral Transtibial Military Amputees


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY


Personal Author(s) : Hitt, Joseph ; Merlo, James ; Johnston, Jonathan ; Holgate, Matthew ; Boehler, Alex ; Hollander, Kevin ; Sugar, Thomas


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a532485.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : A team from the United States Military Academy and Walter Reed Medical Center, in collaboration with private industry partner, SpringActive, Inc., have designed, built, and demonstrated a first of its kind motor powered, single board computer controlled, running prosthesis for military transtibial amputees. This paper presents the design and initial results of the new prototype, which includes successful testing with one unilateral transtibial Military amputee running at 3.6 m/s (8 mph) on a treadmill. The 2011 prototype described in this paper is intended to support a unilateral transtibial Military amputee on an Army Physical Fitness Test which includes a 2 mile timed run on a level ground.


Descriptors :   *BIONICS , *ARTIFICIAL LIMBS , LOCOMOTION , AMPUTEES , SYMPOSIA , MILITARY PERSONNEL


Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Bionics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE