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Title Biomekhanika postroenii︠a︡ protezov nizheĭ konehnosti. English
Biomechanics of lower limb prosthetics / Mark R. Pitkin.
Imprint Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, ©2010.


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 141 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Prosthesis.
Artificial legs.
Artificial Limbs.
Biomechanical Phenomena.
fysische therapie
physical therapy
public health
Medicine (General)
Geneeskunde (algemeen)
Contents Lower limb prosthesis -- Biomechanical investigations of sound and prosthetic gait -- Theory of ballistic gait in prosthetics -- Theory of designing the anthropomorphic lower limb prostheses -- Biomechanical evaluation of experimental prostheses -- Principles of spectral reciprocity in biomechanics of locomotion -- Biomechanical aspects of direct skeletal attachment of lower limb prostheses.
Summary "The most outstanding feature of "Biomechanics of Lower Limb Prosthetics" is the demonstration of the practicality of biomechanics, when applied to lower limb prosthetics. Several original concepts are described, one of which, "rolling technology," has been implemented in prosthetic devices, while the principle of "reciprocal anti-resonance in locomotion" addresses future studies. A concept of anthropomorphicity presented by the author is a key tool in planning the design of an artificial limb or its components. Measurement procedures and equipment used in biomechanical laboratories are presented. The book demonstrates how the analysis of biomechanical data is a tool in the decision-making process of a prosthetic designer and clinician. The author shares his experience in the development of a protocol for biomechanics subject trials used in NIH-supported studies."--Publisher.
Other Title Print version: Pitkin, Mark R. Biomechanics of lower limb prosthetics. Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, ©2010 9783642030154