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A Structural Model for Molded Thermoplastic Ankle-Foot Orthoses

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D. J. Leone

University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT 06117

J Biomech Eng 109(4), 305-310 (Nov 01, 1987) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3138685 History: Received October 09, 1986; Revised August 24, 1987; Online June 12, 2009

Abstract

The structural response of a posterior leaf spring, ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) was studied both experimentally and with a simple theoretical model. The theoretical model, which was compared with other analytical solutions and experimental data, predicted the bending and twisting of the AFO due to unit loads. The simple theoretical model utilized beam equations and small deflection theory. Excellent agreement between test and predicted values was achieved, indicating that the simple theoretical model, which was relatively easy to implement computationally, could serve as the major component of a computer-aided design program.

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