Project

High power bionic joints for dynamic gait actions

The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, bandwidth, and mass, while adopting a futuristic aesthetic. We are pushing the limits of materials and magnetics, combined with new control topologies to enforce a new paradigm in both autonomous and volitional controlled powered prostheses.

Open access engrXiv pre-prints are available:

Energetic Consequences of Series and Parallel Springs in Lower-Extremity Powered Prostheses

Design and Preliminary Results of a Reaction Force Series Elastic Actuator for Bionic Ankle Prostheses

The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, bandwidth, and mass, while adopting a futuristic aesthetic. We are pushing the limits of materials and magnetics, combined with new control topologies to enforce a new paradigm in both autonomous and volitional controlled powered prostheses.

Open access engrXiv pre-prints are available:

Energetic Consequences of Series and Parallel Springs in Lower-Extremity Powered Prostheses

Design and Preliminary Results of a Reaction Force Series Elastic Actuator for Bionic Ankle Prostheses

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Matthew Orr