Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

R. Leskovar, A. Körner, F. Breitenecker:
"System Based Modelling Approach for Biomechanical Models in the Field of Prosthetics";
Talk: UKSim2017-AMSS 19th Intl. Conference on Mathematical Modelling & Computer Simulation, Cambridge, United Kingdom; 2017-04-05 - 2017-04-07; in: "UKSim2017-AMSS 19th Intl. Conference on Mathematical Modelling & Computer Simulation", D. Al-Dabass, A. Orsoni, R. Cant, G. Jenkins (ed.); IEEE Computer Society Order Number E6161, 19/New York, USA (2017), ISBN: 978-1-5386-2735-8; 13 - 18.

English abstract:
Abstract-In the recent years prosthetics became a constantly
increasing area of research. The particularity of this
scientific area is the combination of various fields of engineering
and science. One of them, modelling and simulation can be
useful in analysing and adapting designs for prostheses, in
diagnosis as well as in therapy. This paper will give an
insight in well-known and already used methods of modelling
and simulation in this field. Furthermore an outlook will
be given how these methods can be improved by combining
biomechanical modelling with a system simulation approach.
The combination of a biomechanical model, independent of
the body part modelled, with a controller can be useful in the
improvement and development of prostheses. This combined
system will be considered as a dynamic system. This method
should enable easier usage and modification of models in the
field of prosthetics.
The challenging factor in the research of prosthetics
are the multi-disciplinary aspects in this field. This area
combines various fields of engineering and natural science,
e.g. biomechanics, biomaterials, electronics, mathematics
and other fields of science such as medicine and psychology.
Since prostheses have to fulfil several functions that do
not cover only one specific type of need, the progress of
developing and improving has to cover multiple research
This paper will focuse on limb and hip prostheses. The
functions and the requirements for lower and upper limb
prostheses are quite different, furthermore hip prostheses
have again different functionalities.
The three main requirements of lower limb prostheses are
- Replacement of the static and dynamic function of the leg
- Adaptation to various activites
- Optical representation

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