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NON-BACKDRIVABLE SERIES ELASTIC ACTUATOR FOR USE IN A PROSTHETIC ELBOW

dc.contributor.author Sensinger, Jonathon W.
dc.contributor.author Weir, Richard F.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-22T16:53:32Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-22T16:53:32Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the MEC’05 conference, UNB; 2005.
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/2744
dc.description.abstract Commercially available prosthetic elbows have stiff actuators (motors) that are only capable of motion (position or velocity) control. In an attempt to mimic human physiology while accommodating prosthetic demands, a non-backdrivable motor has been created that is less stiff and capable of impedance control. Impedance control responds well to different environments and the presence of perturbations. Results have shown that this motor, though non-backdrivable to ensure sufficient battery supply, is still capable of exerting sufficient torque, speed, and frequency bandwidth to be useful in prosthetics. In the future, patients will be fit with this type of motor to examine if they objectively and subjectively perform better using this more physiologically appropriate prosthesis.
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dc.publisher Myoelectric Symposium
dc.subject elastic actuator
dc.subject prosthetic elbow
dc.title NON-BACKDRIVABLE SERIES ELASTIC ACTUATOR FOR USE IN A PROSTHETIC ELBOW
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