Gait Phase Detection for Lower Limb Prosthetic Devices

  • Pablo E. CaicedoEmail author
  • Carlos F. Rengifo
  • Luís E. Rodríguez
  • Wilson A. Sierra
Conference paper
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 22)


A prosthesis is an electronic-mechanical device that allows the replacement of a lost limb functionality. These features require strict control of the energy used for increment the operating time and patient’s safety. In lower limb prosthetic control, it is fundamental to detect each of the phases of the human gait cycle. For example, during the swing phase, the prosthesis must duplicate the movement of the healthy limb, and in load phase, this movement must be adapted. This article presents the algorithm for spatiotemporal human gait parameter using Teager-Kaiser energy operator and its partial validation.



The authors thank to Corporacion Universitaria Autonoma del Cauca, Universidad del Cauca, Escuela Colombiana de Ingenieria and Innovaccion research project for the financial support of this project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pablo E. Caicedo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carlos F. Rengifo
    • 2
  • Luís E. Rodríguez
    • 3
  • Wilson A. Sierra
    • 3
  1. 1.Corporacion Universitaria Autonoma del CaucaPopayánColombia
  2. 2.Universidad del CaucaPopayánColombia
  3. 3.Escuela Colombiana de IngenieríaBogotáColombia

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