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Are Intelligent leg prostheses better than conventional leg prostheses?

Sijbrandij, T. (2011) Are Intelligent leg prostheses better than conventional leg prostheses? Bachelor's Thesis, Biology.

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Abstract

In this thesis it is investigated whether Intelligent leg prostheses are better than conventional leg prostheses. In the 1990s the Intelligent prostheses were developed. Nowadays the intelligent prostheses conquer the prosthetic market. Intelligent Prostheses are said to be the future. But are they really? The main question is answered trough a few paragraphs. Advantages and disadvantages of intelligent prostheses (IP) in literature are examined. Disadvantages of the IP are almost not found in literature, while advantages are numerously found. From comparison studies between intelligent prostheses and conventional prostheses it appeared that intelligent prostheses have a lot of advantages. They can improve gait and balance, show less oxygen consumption, and you’re able to walk down/ up stairs and ramps. Also the users preferences go to the intelligent leg. Negative points to the intelligent leg prosthesis aren’t really there, or at least not in literature. However the intelligent prosthesis is not found to be less cognitive demanding as said in comparison to mechanical prostheses. It is also presumably that the intelligent prosthesis are much more expensive than the mechanical ones. Altogether you can see there are a lot of advantages towards Intelligent leg prostheses compared to conventional prostheses. The conclusion of this thesis is that the Intelligent Prostheses are indeed better than conventional prostheses. And will probably be even better in the future.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Biology
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:46
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:46
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/9679

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