The object of the patent is an active bioinspired ankle and foot prosthesis aimed to improve the quality of life of its user by significantly reducing the gap between biological and artificial limb.
In fact, the design of this prosthetic device closely mimicks the most important structural elements and functional featrures of the biological counterpart, therefore reducing the onset of compensatory actions that typically occur in prosthetic device users. This leads to a device with improved terrain adaptation capability and energetic efficiency compared to modern commercial prostheses.
Moreover, the many sensors integrated in the design allow the knowledge in real-time of the state of the entire foot, unlocking huge potentials in terms of active control capability and feedbacks to the user.

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Inventors

Petrone
Nicola

Mistretta
Paolo

Faggian
Riccardo

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