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    • An Adaptable Passive Lower-Limb Prosthesis 

      Yang, Alexander (2017-03)
      While the need for rigorous and affordable prostheses in developing countries is serious, little to none of these devices exist and are available to lower-limb amputees. In addition, pediatric amputees in low-income areas ...
    • Autonomous exoskeleton reduces metabolic cost of human walking during load carriage 

      Mooney, Luke M; Rouse, Elliott J; Herr, Hugh M (BioMed Central, 2014)
      Background: Many soldiers are expected to carry heavy loads over extended distances, often resulting in physical and mental fatigue. In this study, the design and testing of an autonomous leg exoskeleton is presented. The ...
    • Exoskeletons and Orthoses: Classification, Design Challenges and Future Directions 

      Herr, Hugh M. (BioMed Central, 2009)
      For over a century, technologists and scientists have actively sought the development of exoskeletons and orthoses designed to augment human economy, strength, and endurance. While there are still many challenges associated ...
    • Human Leg Model Predicts Ankle Muscle-Tendon Morphology, State, Roles and Energetics in Walking 

      Krishnaswamy, Pavitra; Brown, Emery Neal; Herr, Hugh M. (Public Library of Science, 2011)
      A common feature in biological neuromuscular systems is the redundancy in joint actuation. Understanding how these redundancies are resolved in typical joint movements has been a long-standing problem in biomechanics, ...
    • Optimal Workloop Energetics of Muscle-Actuated Systems: An Impedance Matching View 

      Farahat, Waleed A.; Herr, Hugh M. (Public Library of Science, 2010)
      Integrative approaches to studying the coupled dynamics of skeletal muscles with their loads while under neural control have focused largely on questions pertaining to the postural and dynamical stability of animals and ...
    • A Swimming Robot Actuated by Living Muscle Tissue 

      Herr, Hugh M.; Dennis, Robert G. (BioMed Central, 2004)
      Biomechatronics is the integration of biological components with artificial devices, in which the biological component confers a significant functional capability to the system, and the artificial component provides specific ...