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AB - In this study, we present the conceptual design of a fully-passive transfemoral prosthesis. The design is inspired by the power flow in human gait in order to have an energy efficient device. The working principle of the conceptual mechanism is based on three storage elements, which are responsible of the energetic coupling between the knee and the ankle joints. Design parameters of the prosthesis have been determined according to the energy absorption intervals of the human gait. Simulation results shows that the power flow of the system is comparable with human data. Finally, an initial prototype is presented as proof of concept.
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N2 - In this study, we present the conceptual design of a fully-passive transfemoral prosthesis. The design is inspired by the power flow in human gait in order to have an energy efficient device. The working principle of the conceptual mechanism is based on three storage elements, which are responsible of the energetic coupling between the knee and the ankle joints. Design parameters of the prosthesis have been determined according to the energy absorption intervals of the human gait. Simulation results shows that the power flow of the system is comparable with human data. Finally, an initial prototype is presented as proof of concept.
“With our latest model, we have validated our hypothesis that the right technology was available to make a lower-limb prosthetic with powered knee and ankle joints,” said Goldfarb. “Our device illustrates the progress we are making at integrating man and machine.”
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The following are the only HCPCS codes billable for Ossür Power Knee or any similar swing and stance phase microprocessor controlled knee system with powered and programmable flexion/extension assist:
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biomechanics of servicemembers with TFA using the Power Knee (PK, ??ssur Americas; Foothill Ranch, California) and C-Leg (Otto Bock Healthcare; Minneapolis, Minnesota) during stair and slope ascent and descent. We hypothesized that the PK would normalize the biomechanics (result in values closer to those of nondisabled subjects) of the prosthetic limb during stair and ramp ascent while reducing the reliance on adaptations of the nondisabled limb as defined by temporal-spatial parameters (step length and stance percentage), knee power generation, and knee absorption during these tasks. We expected these outcomes because the PK provides powered extension to assist in stair and ramp ascent. In contrast, we expected the biomechanical characteristics of stair and ramp descent to be similar between the two knee types because both prosthetic knee units control knee flexion through microprocessors. Active knee extension, the main difference the PK provides, is not a driving factor in stair descent.
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AB - Adding active power to a prosthetic knee unit may improve function and reduce the potential for overuse injuries in persons with transfemoral amputation (TFA). Service members who have sustained a TFA are often young and motivated to perform at high functional levels. The goal of this article is to compare the biomechanics of ramp and stair descent and ascent for participants using the C-Leg and the Power Knee (PK). Subjects were asked to ascend and descend an instrumented staircase and 12 degree ramp at their comfortable pace while equipped with retroreflective markers. Temporal-spatial and kinetic data were collected. Knee power generated by the nondisabled limb during stair ascent for subjects wearing the C-Leg was significantly greater than for those wearing the PK. Knee power generated by prosthetic knee units was significantly greater for subjects while wearing the PK. Although the PK reduced the power required from the nondisabled knee during stair climbing, it does not appear to be superior to the C-Leg for other tasks. Adding power to a prosthetic knee may reduce wear on the nondisabled limb; however, there are still limitations that require improvement.
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and show the temporal-spatial and kinetic results for descending the ramp and stairs for subjects using the C-Leg and the PK. Subjects spent significantly more time on their nondisabled limb (75% for PK vs 70% for C-Leg) and less time on their prosthetic limb using the PK (55% for PK vs 57% for C-Leg). Additionally, subjects took a longer step with their prosthetic limb while wearing the C-Leg (0.55 m for PK vs 0.62 m for C-Leg). There were no significant differences in the temporal-spatial variables during stair descent between the PK and C-Leg. and show representative data from single subjects of the ankle, knee, and hip power during ramp and stair descent using the PK and the C-Leg. Data are also displayed for uninjured servicemembers during ramp and stair descent. Participants with TFA showed significantly greater ankle power generation on the nondisabled limb during stair descent while wearing the PK (4.8 W/kg vs 3.8 W/kg for C-Leg) and significantly greater late-stance knee power absorption on the prosthetic limb during stair descent while wearing the PK (2.9 W/kg vs 2.3 W/kg for C-Leg). Late stance is defined as the time between midstance and foot-off.