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Title: Application of angular rate gyroscopes for the analysis of swing phase control in transfemoral amputee gait
Author: Moser, David
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2008
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Microprocessor controlled knee prostheses require expertise and programming skill to setup the swing phase damping performance for different walking speeds. There is a lack of suitable sensing and analysis means to quantify control performance and assist the setup process thereby hindering the development of self-optimizing prostheses. In this project the application of miniature gyroscopes was explored as a means to quantify the swing phase control of transfemoral (TF) amputees. The stride-to-stride repeatability of locomotion and the timing and coordination of knee segment motions were investigated as potential indicators of prosthetic swing control performance.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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