Biomechatronics, Assistive Devices, Gait Engineering, and Rehabilitation Laboratory

September 2020 – New paper on Semi-active Weightlifting Ankle Prosthesis (SWAP)

BADGER Lab graduates Hannah Mrazsko, MS and Jason Dekarske, BS successfully published their work on design and testing of a semi-active ankle prosthesis designed to improve mechanics during the back squat. The ankle includes a pneumatic cylinder, reservoir and valve system to regulate the pneumatic pressure, and has a very cool self-recharging mode. Congratulations, Hannah and Jason, and to original project teammates Rachel Tong and Sahand Eftekari also!

H. X. Mrazsko, J. T. Dekarske, and P. G. Adamczyk, “Design of a Variable Stiffness Pneumatic Ankle Prosthesis With Self-Recharging for Weightlifting Exercise,” J. Med. Devices, vol. 14, no. 3, Sep. 2020, doi: 10.1115/1.4047493.