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Author Pitkin, M. R. (Mark Rafailovich)

Title Biomechanics of lower limb prosthetics / Mark R. Pitkin
Published Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 141 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Lower limb prosthesis -- Biomechanical investigations of sound and prosthetic gait -- Theory of ballistic gait in prosthetics -- Theory of designing the anthropomorphic lower limb prostheses -- Biomechanical evaluation of experimental prostheses -- Principles of spectral reciprocity in biomechanics of locomotion -- Biomechanical aspects of direct skeletal attachment of lower limb prostheses
Summary "The most outstanding feature of "Biomechanics of Lower Limb Prosthetics" is the demonstration of the practicality of biomechanics, when applied to lower limb prosthetics. Several original concepts are described, one of which, "rolling technology," has been implemented in prosthetic devices, while the principle of "reciprocal anti-resonance in locomotion" addresses future studies. A concept of anthropomorphicity presented by the author is a key tool in planning the design of an artificial limb or its components. Measurement procedures and equipment used in biomechanical laboratories are presented. The book demonstrates how the analysis of biomechanical data is a tool in the decision-making process of a prosthetic designer and clinician. The author shares his experience in the development of a protocol for biomechanics subject trials used in NIH-supported studies."--Publisher
Analysis orthopedie
fysische therapie
physical therapy
public health
Medicine (General)
Geneeskunde (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Prosthesis.
Artificial legs.
Artificial Limbs
Biomechanical Phenomena
Prostheses and Implants
MEDICAL -- Allied Health Services -- Medical Technology.
Artificial legs.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783642030161
Other Titles Biomekhanika postroenii︠a︡ protezov nizheĭ konehnosti. English