Engineering.com has featured College Park Industries in two of their Product Design Show episodes. The first video entitled “Designing Successful Prosthetic Legs” features the iPecs Lab device and the second video entitled “Designing Replacements for Human Limbs” focuses on the Soleus foot. As of March 2012, each video has been viewed over 4,500 times.
Summary: Fit and alignment are the keys to making prosthesis wearers achieve a proper gait. And gathering good data is the key to getting the alignment right. In this episode, Vince & Allison show how designers measure the complex forces and moments in a human stride.
Video link: Designing Successful Prosthetic Legs.
Summary: Prosthetic designers face a fascinating range of issues when designing devices that simulate normal walking. In this episode Vince and Allison review how designers control the proportional loads from walking by capturing and harnessing the ground strike forces.
Video link: Designing Replacements for Human Limbs.
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