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BME professor Dr. Helen Huang, along with collaborators Dustin Crouch, Ming Liu, Gregory Sawicki, and Ding Wang, have published “A Cyber Expert System for Auto-Tuning Powered Prosthesis Impedance Control Parameters” in Annals of Biomedical Engineering. A patient’s powered prosthetic has to be customized to account for the individual’s physical condition. This fine tuning is typically done by a prosthetist, and the prosthetist needs to re-tune the prosthetic to account for the patient’s physical changes. The research team has developed an algorithm for incorporation in the software of any powered prosthesis. The algorithm automatically tunes the amount of power the prosthetic needs in order for the individual to walk comfortably. For more information, please see NC State’s press release, as well as the article.

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