Leg Prosthesis Race

Leg prostheses which mimic and enable the natural function of the human legs bear the potential to optimally support their users. Leg prostheses that can be controlled intuitively and allow for symmetric gait led to better device acceptance by increasing the satisfaction of their users.

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Leg Prosthesis Race Tasks

Leg Prosthesis Race Task | © CYBATHLON

Bench & Table

Often in daily life, the angle of the knee must be controlled to make sure not to touch the environment with the leg, for example when getting into or out of a car, or when taking a seat between other people.

In this task, the pilot must take a seat on a bench that is placed very close to a table, similar to a picnic table.

Leg Prosthesis Race Task | © CYBATHLON

Wobbly Steps

When walking outdoors, e.g., on a nature path the ground sometimes behaves in unexpected ways and the walking behaviour must be adapted to the ground immediately to keep balance.

In this task, the pilots are challenged to walk over a series of wobbly stones.

Leg Prosthesis Race Task | © CYBATHLON


Climbing and descending ladders with a trans-femoral leg prosthesis is arduous and requires a lot of attention from the user.

In this task, pilots must climb up and down a stepladder by placing their feet only in predefined locations while balancing an apple on a plate.

Leg Prosthesis Race Task | © CYBATHLON

Balance Beam

The ability to maintain dynamic body balance is critical in many situations in daily life, e.g., when climbing on a step or when walking on a very narrow path.

In this task, the pilots must individually pick up and carry two buckets to a target area while walking across narrow wooden beams.

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