To compare the cost of transportation for different forms of prosthetic walking (flat-foot versus multi-contact) I designed and ran a preliminary human metabolic expenditure experiment.
The results of the preliminary experiment can be seen below. The data indicates that the gate controller for multi-contact walking is not yet optimized due to it’s decreased performance compared to flat foot walking. The data is not representative of subjects with an amputation either since the test subject was able-bodied using a bi-pass.
- Date: Summer 2016
- Category: Human Subject Testing, Metabolic