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A Wearable Pneumatic Device for Investigating Ankle Inversion and Eversion in Human Gait

Abstract Human walking has been a highly studied topic in research communities because of its extreme importance to human functionality and mobility. A complex system of interconnected gait mechanisms in humans is responsible for generating robust and consistent walking motion over unpredictable ground and through challenging obstacles. One interesting aspect of human gait is the ability to adjust in order to accommodate varying surface grades. Typical approaches to investigating this gait function focus on incline and decline surface angles, but most experiments fail to address the effects of surface grades that cause ankle inversion and eversion. There have been several studies of ankle angle perturbation over wider ranges of grade orientations in... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Barkan, Andrew Robert (Author) / Artemiadis, Panagiotis (Advisor) / Lee, Hyunglae (Committee member) / Marvi, Hamidreza (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Biomedical engineering / Ankle / Control / Gait / Human / Rehabilitation / Robotics
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 62 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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