A61F 5/0125, A61F 2005/0169, A61F 2005/0179, A61F 5/01, A61F 5/0102, A61F 5/0123, A61F 5/0104, A61F 5/0106, A61F 2005/0137, A61F 2005/0197, A61H 3/00, A61H 2003/001, A61H 2003/002
A small, lightweight, adjustable knee orthosis for restoring gait symmetry. The orthosis includes a rotary damper for variable damping at the knee joint of the user, and a spring member for variable stiffness at the knee joint of the user. An exemplary application of the device is as a rehabilitation device for individuals who have had a stroke, as the device is designed to induce larger knee flexion as an aftereffect.
Lahiff, Christina-Anne Kathleen; Reed, Kyle Brandon; Kim, Seok Hun; and Ramakrishnan, Tyagi, "Knee orthosis with variable stiffness and damping" (2020). USF Patents. 1190.
University of South Florida