Optimizing Prosthesis Design by Using Virtual Environments

  • Adrian Zafiu
  • Monica Dascălu
  • Eduard Franti
  • Annely-Mihaela Zafiu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 27)


This paper contains the presentation of a virtual environment which allows the rapid design and verification of human prostheses. Primarily, the platform has been created for inferior limb prostheses, but it is usable for any kind of prosthesis. The system allows the virtual testing of the prosthesis models, control systems, sensors, and the comparison between a real prosthesis and a virtual one. We can perform, in a virtual environment, tests on larger sets of configurations, in a very short time and with a very low cost.


Virtual Environment Synchronization Module Graphic Scene Virtual Sensor Prosthesis Design 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Zafiu
    • 1
  • Monica Dascălu
    • 2
  • Eduard Franti
    • 2
  • Annely-Mihaela Zafiu
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electronics, Communications and ComputersUniversity of PitestiPitestiRomania
  2. 2.IMT BucharestRomania
  3. 3.CAS ArgesPitestiRomania

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