MATHEMATICAL DESIGN OF ENERGY-OPTIMAL FEMORAL PROSTHESES


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Abstract

A new formulation of the problem of designing a femoral prosthesis is proposed. This formulation reduces to solving the problem of the energy-optimal control with parameters for a nonlinear multidimensional mechanical system that models the human locomotor system with a femoral prosthesis. The results of numerical solution of the optimal control problem for two types of prostheses with pneumatic and hydraulic knee mechanisms are described.

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