Design and model a novel ankle foot orthosis

Trung Nguyen, Takashi Komeda, Hung Dao

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Abstract

A lower limb orthosis is a type of external supporting devices that are used to support the patients who have problems due to trauma, incomplete spinal cord injury, stroke, etc. in the process of treatment and recovery. In the three articulations of lower extremity, ankle joint bears more weight than the other joints. Almost the current active, passive ankle orthosis systems focus on controlling dorsiflexion, plantar flexion around ankle joint or both of them. In reality, however, the locomotion of human is continuous movement of Center of Pressure (CoP) points underneath the foot. This paper suggests a novel ankle orthosis system based on CoP. This new model can control dorsiflexion, plantarflextion to prevent foot from foot slap and foot drop effect for patients who have trouble with their ankle. This paper will demonstrate the design and the model of the novel orthosis system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd International Workshop on Innovative Simulation for Health Care, IWISH 2014
PublisherDime University of Genoa
Pages47-52
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9788897999379
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event3rd International Workshop on Innovative Simulation for Health Care, IWISH 2014 - Bordeaux, France
Duration: 2014 Sep 102014 Sep 12

Other

Other3rd International Workshop on Innovative Simulation for Health Care, IWISH 2014
CountryFrance
CityBordeaux
Period14/9/1014/9/12

Keywords

  • Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)
  • Center of Pressure
  • Design
  • Foot drop
  • Foot slap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Health Informatics

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    Nguyen, T., Komeda, T., & Dao, H. (2014). Design and model a novel ankle foot orthosis. In 3rd International Workshop on Innovative Simulation for Health Care, IWISH 2014 (pp. 47-52). Dime University of Genoa.