Active Above-Knee Prosthesis: A Guide to a Smart Prosthetic Leg presents original research and development results, providing a firsthand overview of idea generation and prototype production. The book gives insights into the problem of stair ascent for people with above-knee amputation and offers a solution in the form of a physical prototype of an active above-knee prosthesis with an actuated ankle. The book's authors have developed and tested a physical prototype of an active above-knee prosthesis, giving anyone who is researching and designing prosthetic devices firsthand knowledge on how to build on, and continue with, work that has already been done.
- Presents state-of-the-art technology in powered prosthetics
- Helps readers evaluate design options and create new developments
- Provides guidance on the evolution of advanced prosthetic design
1. The challenges of prosthetic design and control 2. Human motor system 3. Hydraulic power and control system 4. Prosthetic modelling and simulation 5. Prosthetic design and prototype development 6. Robotization of the lower limb prosthetic 7. Clinical background 8. Literature 9. Appendices
Dr. Zlata Jelacic is assistant professor, Faculty of Mechanical engineering, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Prof. dr. Remzo Dedic is Full professor, Faculty of Mechanical engineering, Computing and Electrical engineering, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Haris Dindo is Assistant professor, Institute of Industrial and Digital Innovation (DIID) - Chemical, Software and Mechanical engineering, University of Palermo, Italy