Weakness of the hip abduction muscles can result in a gait disorder named Trendelenburg gait, which can lead to problems in the hip joint, knees, and ankles. In this paper, the conceptual design of a compliant hip orthosis to prevent Trendelenburg gait is presented. A theoretical analysis and measurements on a technical prototype show a high stiffness ratio between adduction and flexion-extension of the leg, and minimal shear forces from the orthosis on the human body while staying close to the human body.
|Journal||Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 17 Nov 2021|
|Event||45th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, MR 2021, Held as Part of the ASME 2021 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC-CIE 2021 - Virtual, Online|
Duration: 17 Aug 2021 → 19 Aug 2021