Full Stride

Advancing the State of the Art in Lower Extremity Gait Systems

Editors: Tepe, Victoria, Peterson, Charles (Eds.)

  • Accompanying volume to first comprehensive text that offers a complete overview of past, present, and future of prosthetic device technology 
  • Elaborates on research findings and perspectives that impact best practices in provision of prosthetic devices and systems for civilian or military amputees
  • State-of-the-art review of the research on the science of prosthetic technology development, offering a comprehensive overview of the research and patient care directions of interest to physicians, scientists, executives, and policy makers  
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About this book

This ground-breaking title begins with an introductory overview of the Lower Extremity Gait Systems (LEGS) project, identifying concerns and observations as context for the reader to consider topics and challenges detailed in later chapters.  Next are chapters that explore relevant military and civilian needs, and an essential historical context of the capabilities and limitations of contemporary prosthetics.  The section concludes with an overview of essential components used in passive and active lower limb prosthetics, including sockets, foot, ankle, and knee systems, as well as emerging bionic systems.  A second section considers research and development in orthotics, synthetic and biological materials, volitional control, and wearable robotics (also known as exoskeletons).  Finally, expert authors explore advanced science and emerging medical perspectives in research related to limb salvage, osseointegration, limb transplantation, and tissue engineering.  Designed for medical practitioners, engineers, students, and researchers who use or develop prosthetic technology for civilian or military amputees, Full Stride: Advancing the State of the Art in Lower Extremity Gait Systems will be of great interest to trauma specialists, orthopedists, rehabilitation specialists, nursing staff and physical therapists, as well as researchers and scientists who specialize in fields that shape and inform advanced prosthetic device development such as materials sciences, engineering (electrical, mechanical, biomedical), robotics, and human physiology.

About the authors

Victoria Tepe, PhD

Senior Scientist/Program Manager

The Geneva Foundation

Tacoma, WA, USA

 

Charles M. Peterson, MD, MBA, FACP

Research Associate Professor of Chemistry

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY, USA

 

President

MarquiSci

Potomac, MD, USA

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The History and Future of LEGS

    Tepe, Victoria (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • Lower Limb Disability: Present Military and Civilian Needs

    Pasquina, Paul F. (et al.)

    Pages 17-33

  • Sacrifice, Science, and Support: A History of Modern Prosthetics

    Gailey, Robert S. (et al.)

    Pages 35-54

  • Overview of the Components Used in Active and Passive Lower-Limb Prosthetic Devices

    Fite, Kevin B.

    Pages 55-74

  • Wearable Robotic Approaches to Lower Extremity Gait Systems

    Rovekamp, Roger N. (et al.)

    Pages 75-97

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-7247-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-7245-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Full Stride
Book Subtitle
Advancing the State of the Art in Lower Extremity Gait Systems
Editors
  • Victoria Tepe
  • Charles Peterson
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-7247-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-7247-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-7245-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 244
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 104 illustrations in colour
Topics