Accession Number : AD0701882

Title :   STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION OF USAMBRL PLASTIC DROP-FOOT BRACE ADAPTOR.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER WASHINGTON D C ARMY MEDICAL BIOMECHANICAL RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hancock,Roger P. ; Hodge,John W.

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : An analysis of the adaptor clamp of the USAMBRL fiberglass-epoxy drop-foot brace was conducted to determine whether the adaptor width could be reduced and still maintain sufficient strength to perform its function. The strength was found to be adequate when the adaptor width was reduced from 5/8 inch to 3/8 inch, and the setscrew depth was increased from 5/16 inch to 3/8 inch. The weakest portion of this brace appears to be the soleplate tab and even this is adequate for an intended use of 3 years or 15 million cycles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EXTREMITIES, SUPPORTS), (*PROSTHETICS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), EFFICIENCY, DESIGN, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), STRENGTH(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE