Over the last two decades, the application of mechatronic approaches in lower limb prosthetics increased functionality while improving user comfort. Nevertheless, potential for optimization remains for future developments.
Our research deals with current problems in the area of lower limb exoprosthetics. Since the aim of prostheses is to restore able-bodied locomotion, biomechanics are of great importance in our research. In interdisciplinary project groups specific gait analysis studies are carried out. Since particular topics are of interest, we use specifically developed metrology. The collected data is methodically analyzed in order to identify potentials to support users through the integration of mechatronic prosthetic components.