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Volume 192, 2018The 4th International Conference on Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology (ICEAST 2018) “Exploring Innovative Solutions for Smart Society”
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Track 2: Mechanical, Mechatronics and Civil Engineering|
|Published online||14 August 2018|
Application of magnetorheological fluids in the design of a leg prosthesis with active damping
Departamento de Ciencias de la Energía y Mecánica, Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE, Sangolquí, Ecuador.
Corresponding author : firstname.lastname@example.org
The article is about of research of the behavior of magnetorheological materials (MR), later it will be implemented in a prototype leg prosthesis with active damping for people who have suffered amputations in lower extremities, which considers the use of an actuator with Magnetorheological Fluids (MRF) LORD MRF – 140 CG, whose control is based on the adjustment of the magnetic field applied to the MRF using in its design the main parameters of anatomy and biomechanics of the foot-leg system, so that the force applied in the course of the gait cycle it can be absorbed by the prosthesis, reducing the impact on the user's column thus allowing the prosthesis to be subjected to tests for emulation in different positions according to the applied load.
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