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Comparison of gait between young adults fitted with the space foot and nondisabled persons.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8259907     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Prosthetic feet having new keel configurations were specially designed to store deformation energy during early and midstance and release it at push-off. These prosthetic components display longitudinal symmetry favoring good energy storage/release capability in the sagittal plane. The need for inverters/everters either as independent components or within the foot structure has long been recognized. This article documents the walking and slow jogging performances of six young adults wearing below-knee prostheses fitted with the Space Foot, a flexible foot prosthesis that provides medio-lateral control at heel-strike and lateral and forward propulsion at push-off. Results indicate that the Space Foot behaves as a flexible keel foot prosthesis. Its gait performances are also good for fast walking; however, the Space Foot's actual design should be modified if used in sporting activities involving running.
F Prince; P Allard; B J McFadyen; R Aissaoui
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  1993 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-14     Completed Date:  1994-01-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1369-76     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Laboratoire d'Etude du Mouvement, Hôpital Sainte-Justine, Montréal, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Artificial Limbs*
Energy Metabolism
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Gait / physiology*
Jogging / physiology*
Prosthesis Design
Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted
Videotape Recording
Walking / physiology*

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