Bi-Modal Prosthetic Foot
INVENTION: The Bi-Modal Prosthetic Foot presents a flat foot during standing and a flexible foot during walking. It can assume a stable position during standing and a "rollover shape" during walking. The rollover shape mimics the natural gait of an able-bodied ankle-foot mechanism.
The Bi-Modal Prosthetic Foot achieves this via. a locking mechanism in the ankle joint, as shown below.
Northwestern University seeks a licensing partner to commercialize this invention. A patent application has been filed.
Andrew Hansen, Dudley Childress
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