A method to add energy to running gait - Pogosuit

Jason Kerestes, Thomas Sugar, Thierry Flaven, Matthew Holgate, Ragesh K. Ramachandran

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Abstract

The human body is a mass spring system that oscillates up and down while running. We add energy to the running gait by oscillating a secondary mass in phase with the motion. A phase oscillator adds a bounded amount of energy to the limit cycle to make it easier to run. In an anti-phase oscillator, energy in the gait cycle is reduced and it is harder to run.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication38th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Volume5A
ISBN (Electronic)9780791846360
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
EventASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2014 - Buffalo, United States
Duration: Aug 17 2014Aug 20 2014

Other

OtherASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2014
CountryUnited States
CityBuffalo
Period8/17/148/20/14

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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Kerestes, J., Sugar, T., Flaven, T., Holgate, M., & Ramachandran, R. K. (2014). A method to add energy to running gait - Pogosuit. In 38th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference (Vol. 5A). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2014-34406