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Evaluating the Effects of a Negatively-Damped Ankle-Foot Orthosis on Gait

The purpose of this research is to investigate the viability of negative damping as a control scheme for a wearable ankle exoskeleton. Negative damping can be thought of as the opposite of friction – it adds energy to a system instead of removing it. The muscle activity and gait motion of subjects wearing an externally-powered robot while walking on a treadmill were tested to quantify exertion and balance. It is hoped that a device utilizing negative damping control could eventually help stroke victims regain the ability to walk during the rehabilitation process.

Symposium Participant

Portrait of Cook, Andrew

Andrew Cook

Project Details

Symposium Date: Spring 2018

Research Theme: Health

Presentation Type: MORE

Faculty Mentors

  • Hyunglae Lee