Performance of optimised prosthetic ankle designs that are based on a hydraulic variable displacement actuator (VDA)

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Gardiner, James; Bari, Abu Zeeshan; Kenney, Laurence; Twiste, Martin; Moser, David; Zahedi, Saeed; Howard, David;
(2017)

Current energy storage and return (ESR) prosthetic\ud feet only marginally reduce the cost of amputee locomotion\ud compared to basic solid ankle cushioned heel (SACH) feet,\ud possibly due to their lack of push-off at the end of stance. To our knowledge, a prosthetic a... View more
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