A novel below-knee prosthesis for snowboarding

Mechanics Medical technology Precision-technology
Mikroniek 2009-5 by Sander Minnoye and Dick Plettenburg 14 June 2011

Snowboarding with a below-knee prosthesis is compromised by the limited rotation capabilities of the existing below-knee prostheses, which are designed for use in normal walking. Based on snowboarding range of motion analyses, a novel below-knee prosthesis was designed with the aim of allowing a disabled snowboarder to achieve a similar range of motions as able-bodied colleagues.


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