Development of Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) Using Pneumatic Artificial Muscle for Disabled Children

N. Z. Ishak, S. Mohamaddan, A. M.N.A. Kamaruddin, H. Khamis, S. Yamamoto, S. Z.M. Dawal

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Ankle foot orthosis (AFO) are commonly used to correct the instabilities and joint weakness of lower limb. In this research, AFO was developed by using pneumatic artificial muscle (PAM) to prevent plantarflexion to occur and also to correct the foot from the inversion syndrome. The research started with designing the AFO by using SolidWorks software based on anthropometry measurement data (n=5, age=12 years old). The mechanical simulation was conducted by using Autodesk Inventor software to obtain a safety factor before the fabrication process was conducted. The AFO was fabricated using 3D printer and the thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) rubber was selected as the material. PAM was tested by using test bed machine to generate the force and contraction by muscle. The result shows that the PAM was suitable for low speed as the displacement was greater. The AFO could be valuable for the gait rehabilitation.

LanguageEnglish
Article number02031
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Volume87
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

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Pneumatics
Muscle
3D printers
Anthropometry
Thermoplastic elastomers
Safety factor
Rubber
Patient rehabilitation
Fabrication

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Ishak, N. Z., Mohamaddan, S., Kamaruddin, A. M. N. A., Khamis, H., Yamamoto, S., & Dawal, S. Z. M. (2017). Development of Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) Using Pneumatic Artificial Muscle for Disabled Children. MATEC Web of Conferences, 87, [02031]. DOI: 10.1051/matecconf/20178702031

Development of Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) Using Pneumatic Artificial Muscle for Disabled Children. / Ishak, N. Z.; Mohamaddan, S.; Kamaruddin, A. M.N.A.; Khamis, H.; Yamamoto, S.; Dawal, S. Z.M.

In: MATEC Web of Conferences, Vol. 87, 02031, 2017.

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Ishak, N. Z. ; Mohamaddan, S. ; Kamaruddin, A. M.N.A. ; Khamis, H. ; Yamamoto, S. ; Dawal, S. Z.M./ Development of Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) Using Pneumatic Artificial Muscle for Disabled Children. In: MATEC Web of Conferences. 2017 ; Vol. 87.
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