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VUB PhD Svetlana Grosu wins "Simulating Reality” Contest

Robotics Research Group VUB, human walking kinematicsSvetlana Grosu, PhD student in the Robotics Research Group, won in the University Group the MSC Software "Simulating Reality” Contest. The contest was organized by MSC software company, in order to illustrate the use of MSC Software technology to develop products or design innovations. The gallery demonstrates a collection of the most interesting images that illustrate real-world CAE applications. Sevtlana’s contribution was entitled: Study of human walking during wearing a powered prosthesis.

The AMP-Foot 2.0 - an energy efficient powered below-knee prosthesis mimicking non-pathological ankle behavior has been modeled using 3D Multibody Dynamics tool, MSC Adams/View. A 3D model was developed in conformity with the real mechanical properties of the AMP-Foot 2.0 device. Present study demonstrates the effectiveness of the 3D modeling and simulation results for development and testing phases of the prototype.

The main focus in the framework of the presented study was to inspect how the attached trans-tibial prosthesis will influence normal healthy human walking kinematics and how close the AMP-Foot 2.0 working behavior comes to a real human foot subsystem. Thanks to the built human-prosthesis model and simulation results, further improvements on prototype design parameters can be achieved more easily and the prototype can be adapted to certain subject’s individual properties. The result data demonstrate that AMP-Foot 2.0 prosthesis can successfully replace the human ankle foot subsystem.

More info about the Simulating Reality Contest can be foud here.