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Stance Control Prosthetic Knee

$1,565
78%
Raised toward our $2,000 Goal
12 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 28, at 12:00 AM CST
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Stance Control Prosthetic Knee

Prosthetic knees designed for the developing world have to be simple and rugged, and typically these prosthetic knees are only stable when the leg is fully extended and knee is locked. If an amputee attempts to walk when the knee is bent, as would be normal on rough terrain, the prosthetic knee cannot support the weight and will buckle with the individual most likely falling. Buckling is more than a mechanical problem for the individual. It is psychologically draining to attempt to walk on a prosthetic leg that can't be trusted.

Our team's goal is to design and test an anti-buckling prosthetic knee concept that could be used in the developing world.

Your gifts will help us reach this ambitious goal.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kotaro Sasaki

Team Members: Michael Hildebrant, David Schroeder, Phil Thiessen, Robby Bundy, Christa-Bella Ishimwe, Aaron Panagotopulos

 

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Our project is the capstone of four years of learning and hard work and your support of this project will give us real hands-on experience we will use in the workplace.