Conceptual design of a compliant hip orthosis for trendelenburg gait

P. Vugts, J. Rommers, Bram T. Sterke, J. L. Herder

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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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 Nov 2021
Event45th 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 202119 Aug 2021


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