Ground reaction forces during ambulation with prototype rolling footwear

E. Medri, P. Tarjan

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This paper addresses the dynamic reaction forces acting on each foot during ambulation using the prototype rolling footwear (RF). RF is an assistive device, similar to roller-skates but its rear wheels are locked when the user is standing. It rolls when the load on the rear axle is shifted either forward or to the opposite foot. This device promises ambulation at a lower energy cost than other methods where the subject's foot must be unloaded completely for each step. The RF was assessed for improvements to facilitate locomotion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1145-1146
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 17th Annual Conference and 21st Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. Part 2 (of 2) - Montreal, Can
Duration: Sep 20 1995Sep 23 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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