The paper explores the use of using compliant design to create a prosthetic that can bear compressive loads when it is both flexed and un-flexed, mimicking natural knee function. PhD student Shannon Zirbel was the paper’s lead author. Coauthors included CMR professors Spencer Magleby and Larry Howell, UC Denver professor Ron Rorrer, BYU students Shane Curtis, Rachel Bradshaw, Luke Duffield, and Greg Teichert, and UC Denver student Nicholas Williams. Much of the work was based on earlier research by CMR alumnus Alex Guerinot.
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