Performance Test for Laminated-Type Prosthetic Foot with Composite Plates

Youngnam Song, Seungho Choi, Sayup Kim, Jongryun Roh, Jeanho Park, Sung Hyuk Park, Sung Jun Park, Jonghun Yoon

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Abstract

Prosthetic feet with composite plates satisfy the gait requirements since they are able to provide additional energy for efficient walking when they dissipate stored elastic energy. In this study, laminated-type prosthetic foot with composite plates was designed with constant curvature and thickness according to the length, which tends to reduce the product price compared to the conventional one. Prosthetic foot was optimized using finite element analyses with ABAQUS/Standard in accordance with the performance test based on the KS P 8403 standard to improve bending characteristics in both sides such as the forefoot and the heel which are substantially equivalent performance compared to the LP Vari-Flex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1777-1786
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing
Volume20
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2019

Keywords

  • Amputee
  • Composite plate
  • Gait comfort
  • KS P 8403
  • Prosthetic foot

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