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JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VOLUME 4 NO 2, DECEMBER, 2006

THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF ADJUSTABLE PROSTHETIC DEVICE FOR A LEG AMPUTEE USING A SIX BAR LINK KNEE MECHANISM

SAMUEL I. IWUOHA
DEPT. OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNONOGY
OWERRI, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT
Using a six bar link knee mechanism an artificial adjustable leg is produced for an amputee. The prosthetic device when fitted to an amputee provided easy movement for the left leg amputee. It is produced using readily available materials involving aluminum, steel, polyethylene, leader, glue etc. the device has a special compared with other prosthetic leg devices in the market.

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