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

研究成果: Conference article査読

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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.

本文言語English
論文番号02031
ジャーナルMATEC Web of Conferences
87
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2017
イベント9th International Unimas Stem Engineering Conference, ENCON 2016 - Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
継続期間: 2016 10 262016 10 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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