A novel method for functional testing of ankle based on a modified prosthetic foot testing machine – Whitepaper
The aim of this study is to investigate the feasibility of a new functional testing method for ankle braces, to quantify the mechanical stability of different orthotic designs.
A mechanical artificial foot model has been designed, based on anatomy and biomechanics of the human foot. Sensors were built into the ankle joint, based on medical and technical principles. Together with an actuator, they were used as a test bench for validating ankle braces.
For a first feasibility study, the influence of five different types of ankle orthoses for selected movement sequences was investigated.
Czapka, Philip; Daub, Urban; Schneider, Urs