Proof of Concept of a Polycentric Joint Orthosis with 2 DoF for Elderly People with Motor Impairment of the Knee Joint

Deyby Huamanchahua, Aldo Calderon-Buendia, Jimena Malpartida-Paredes, Heather Pinto-Urrutia, Gonzalo Rivera-Paredes

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Abstract

Currently, osteoarthritis of the knee is the most common degenerative disease suffered by older adults. If left untreated, it can worsen to the point of causing increased wear and stiffness of the joints. Consequently, this prevents the freedom to extend and flex the knee and brings discomfort and pain when making the slightest movement with the leg. The only solution, in cases of this magnitude, is bone surgery, followed by long-term rehabilitation that depends on the reaction of the body of each patient. Because of this, the solution we propose in this report is to design a 2 DoF active orthosis with a polycentric joint for knee flexion and extension in older adults. This device will allow limiting flexion and extension movements in order to avoid increased wear of the knee and decrease the work of the knee during a regular walking cycle. For the development of this project, different stages were developed progressively, from the definition of the problem to the elaboration of the prototype. Different tools were used, such as a Mind Map, Lotus Diagram, search equations, and Gantt diagram.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publication2022 IEEE 13th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, UEMCON 2022
EditorsSatyajit Chakrabarti, Rajashree Paul
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages629-635
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781665492997
DOIs
StateIndexed - 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event13th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, UEMCON 2022 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 26 Oct 202229 Oct 2022

Publication series

Name2022 IEEE 13th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, UEMCON 2022

Conference

Conference13th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, UEMCON 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period26/10/2229/10/22

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Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Knee joint
  • Lotus diagram
  • Orthosis
  • Polycentric joint

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