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Just Noticeable Difference of Stiffness and Angle Change Rate of an Ankle Exoskeleton
This is a device study that will determine how much exoskeleton parameters need to change for the user to notice a difference. The parameters that will change affect how the exoskeleton responds when walking.
In a single visit, participants will walk in an ankle exoskeleton with changing forces and responsiveness. Participants will be asked if they notice a difference between different combinations of force and responsiveness.
Axl Maberry - at firstname.lastname@example.org
18 year(s) or older
Inclusion Criteria:Between the age of 18-40 years old
Able to walk continuously for 30 seconds
Able to walk at least 100 minutes in a 2.5 hour block of time
Able to follow verbal instructions
Exclusion Criteria:Previous or existing neuromuscular or neurological pathologies, injuries, or illnesses affecting gait
Previous or existing lower limb musculoskeletal injuries or conditions (e.g. joint replacement)
Currently using blood thinners, since this could increase the risk of bruising
Subjects with femoral retroversion (duck feet posture) significant enough to cause exoskeleton collisions while walking