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Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago | Date: 2015-09-14

Systems and methods are disclosed for operating a joint of a prosthesis during a phase of stance. In an embodiment, a method for such operation comprises determining a joint angle of the joint, determining a walking speed of the prosthesis, retrieving a torque value from a lookup table stored in a memory, on the basis of the joint angle and the walking speed, and initiating a signal to apply a torque to the joint of the prosthesis in an amount based on the torque value.


Patent
Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago | Date: 2015-08-28

We present a novel swing phase control module for powered transfemoral prostheses based on minimum jerk theory. The control module allows physiologically appropriate swing movement at any walking speed, regardless of the stance controller action. Preliminary validation in a transfemoral amputee subject demonstrates that the control module provides physiological swing timing, without speed or patient-specific tuning.


Patent
Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago | Date: 2014-08-06

A magnetic and electrical interface that may be used with an assistive device. The interface comprises a proximal connector and a distal connector. The proximal connector may be attached to a liner for a residual limb and the distal connector may be attached to a hard socket or other aspect of an assistive device. Other aspects of and uses for the connector interface are also disclosed.


Patent
Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago | Date: 2015-02-04

Prosthetic devices and, more particularly, modular myoelectric prosthesis components and related methods, are described. In one embodiment, a hand for a prosthetic limb may comprise a rotor-motor; a transmission, comprising a differential roller screw; a linkage coupled to the transmission; and at least one finger coupled to the linkage. In one embodiment, a component part of a wrist of a prosthetic limb may comprise an exterior-rotor motor, a planetary gear transmission, a clutch, and a cycloid transmission. In one embodiment, an elbow for a prosthetic limb may comprise an exterior-rotor motor, and a transmission comprising a planetary gear transmission, a non-backdrivable clutch, and a screw.


Patent
Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago | Date: 2015-02-04

Prosthetic devices and, more particularly, modular myoelectric prosthesis components and related methods, are described. In one embodiment, a hand for a prosthetic limb may comprise a rotor-motor; a transmission, comprising a differential roller screw; a linkage coupled to the transmission; and at least one finger coupled to the linkage. In one embodiment, a component part of a wrist of a prosthetic limb may comprise an exterior-rotor motor, a planetary gear transmission, a clutch, and a cycloid transmission. In one embodiment, an elbow for a prosthetic limb may comprise an exterior-rotor motor, and a transmission comprising a planetary gear transmission, a non-backdrivable clutch, and a screw.

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