Session Chair: Þórarinn Sveinsson
15:50-16:05: Effects of a prosthetic foot stiffness change on gait
16:05-16:20: Medial knee displacement and its connection to kinematic components of dynamic valgus in young athletes
16:20-16:35: Comparison of 3D biomechanical analysis of amputee gait and a mechanical test bench simulation
16:35-16:50: Objective measures of performance with implications to inform the iterative design process of prosthetic feet
Abstracts in session A-Z
Christophe Lecomte: State of the art biomechanical analysis of amputee gait for three terrains was compared to a mechanical test bench simulating each task. That allows researchers and prosthetic foot designers to evaluate devices properties on a test bench. That lowers the burden of subject testing
Anna Lára Ármannsdóttir. A novel prosthetic foot was used to explore the effects of a change of stiffness in a prosthetic foot on gait during different gait tasks. Statistically significant differences between stiffness settings were seen for biomechanical measures while subject–specific responses varied to some extent.
Medial knee displacement and its connection to kinematic components of dynamic valgus in young athletes
Main author: Guðni Rafn Harðarson
Description: The correlation of medial knee displacement to factors of dynamic valgus and its effect on knee injury risk assessment in young athletes.
Objective measures of performance with implications to inform the iterative design process of prosthetic feet
Oliver Daliet. The aim of this project is to create a standardized testing protocol to evaluate the functionality of a prosthetic foot prototype during user testing. The insights gained from this project may provide useful information for the design of future iterations.