Full Stride: Advancing the State of the Art in Lower Extremity Gait Systems 1st ed. 2017 Edition

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By Victoria Tepe (Editor), Charles M. Peterson (Editor)
This ground-breaking title begins with an introductory overview of the Lower Extremity Gait Systems (LEGS) project, identifying concerns and observations as context for the reader to consider topics and challenges detailed in later chapters.  Next are chapters that explore relevant military and civilian needs, and an essential historical context of the capabilities and limitations of contemporary prosthetics.  The section concludes with an overview of essential components used in passive and active lower limb prosthetics, including sockets, foot, ankle, and knee systems, as well as emerging bionic systems.  A second section considers research and development in orthotics, synthetic and biological materials, volitional control, and wearable robotics (also known as exoskeletons).  Finally, expert authors explore advanced science and emerging medical perspectives in research related to limb salvage, osseointegration, limb transplantation, and tissue engineering.  Designed for medical practitioners, engineers, students, and researchers who use or develop prosthetic technology for civilian or military amputees, Full Stride: Advancing the State of the Art in Lower Extremity Gait Systems will be of great interest to trauma specialists, orthopedists, rehabilitation specialists, nursing staff and physical therapists, as well as researchers and scientists who specialize in fields that shape and inform advanced prosthetic device development such as materials sciences, engineering (electrical, mechanical, biomedical), robotics, and human physiology.

 


Product details
  • Hardcover:244 pages
  • Publisher:Springer; 1st ed. 2017 edition (September 23, 2017)
  • Language:English
  • ISBN-10:1493972456
  • ISBN-13:978-1493972456
Preface:

In 2010, the US Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) initiated a project known as Lower Extremity Gait Systems (LEGS) within its programmatic portfolio in advanced prosthetics. TATRC’s Advanced Prosthetics and Neural Engineering Research Portfolio Manager  was Mr. Troy Turner, who first developed the project’s objectives and priori- ties “as a tangle of lines and a jumble of words on a whiteboard” (Fig. 1) and  then depicted its landscape of concerns as a conceptual component map (Fig. 2). His goal was to envision and describe a lower-limb prosthetic system comprised of scalable, manufacturer-agnostic, interoperable devices capable of sharing operational data, sensor data, and power. As an essential theme to inspire development of such a system by researchers and engineers, the LEGS project would also champion an adaptive, user-centric approach to design.  The LEGS project exemplified TATRC’s commitment to technology- inspired change and its dedication to “cultivate great ideas, providing free- dom to explore new concepts and harbor the zealots to champion them past  institutional barriers to change” in military medicine (Grundfest et al. 2012).  TATRC often executed its organizational mission with an emphasis on inter- disciplinary collaboration, bringing together diverse experts and bold think- ers to target specific problems of military medical importance. Applying this  same approach over a 2-year period from 2010 to 2012, TATRC sponsored a series of three LEGS technical meetings to address objectives that were defined and overseen by strategic planning committee experts from the Department of Defense (DoD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and academic research labs.

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