MORE | Spring 2018

Modeling the Voluntary Reflex of the Human Ankle

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This research provides a system model for the torque generation of a healthy human ankle undergoing voluntary reflex. This project also provides a physical platform to further study the ankle models in a diseased population. The results of this study will provide a baseline parametric model upon, which differences in voluntary reflex models from diseased populations can be quantified. Future work will involve quantifying the differences in these population’s models.

Student researcher

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Tanner Bitz

Mechanical engineering

Hometown: Albany, Oregon

Graduation date: Spring 2019