The goal of this project is to design and build a prosthetic foot that advances current technology by providing dexterous, graceful, and semi-automatic movement that helps propel the wearer in a natural way. Modern day solutions to lower limb replacement come at large costs while providing little replaced functionality. Our project is a new approach to the conventional prosthetic foot. This design includes electronic control, user input, a micro-hydraulic power plant, energy dissipation system, gait analysis data acquisition and communications between integrated systems. Design criteria are based off improving current practices of prosthetic feet. This includes low weight (less than 2.7% of body weight), minimal cost of goods while maintaining robust structural integrity, strength (being able to absorb shock from person three times as massive) and dimensions (conform to a size 10 women’s shoe). The end project goal will be easier to produce than current high-end dynamic prosthetic and be able to power everyday augmented life.
We are working hard to make this as much of an Open-Source project as possible, if you have any questions or need any files for anything shown please let us know. Presently our design uses 100% opensource components and will continue to going forward.