Biomechanics 3D Computer Modeling Ankle-Foot Orthosis
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Computer modeling is a perspective method for optimal design of prosthesis and orthoses. The study
is oriented to develop modular ankle foot orthosis (MAFO) to assist the very frequently observed gait
abnormalities relating the human ankle-foot complex using CAD modeling. The main goal is to assist the ankle-
foot flexors and extensors during the gait cycle (stance and swing) using torsion spring.
Utilizing 3D modeling and animating open source software (Blender 3D), it is possible to generate artificially
different kind of normal and abnormal gaits and investigate and adjust the assistive modular spring driven ankle