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ENGINEERING DESIGN OF AN ADAPTIVE LEG PROSTHESIS USING BIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

ENGINEERING DESIGN OF AN ADAPTIVE LEG PROSTHESIS USING BIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

Year: 2010

Section: DESIGN PROCESSES

Editor: Marjanovic D., Storga M., Pavkovic N., Bojcetic N.

Author: Lenau, T.; Dentel, A.; Ingvarsdóttir, Þ.; Guđlaugsson, T.

Section: DESIGN PROCESSES

Pages: 331-340

Abstract

The biomimetic design process is explored through a design case: An adaptive leg prosthesis. The aim is to investigate if the biomimetic design process can be carried out with a minimum of biological knowledge and without using advanced design methods. In the design case biomimetic design was successfully carried out using library search resulting in 14 biological analogies for the design problem ‘shape adaption’. It is proposed that search results are handled using special cards describing the biological phenomena and the functional principles.

Keywords: biomimetics, biological principles, idea generation, engineering design, biological literature, shape adaption

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DESIGN 2010 - 11th International Design ConferenceCreative thinking, computational synthesis, environmental concerns, structural complexity, mechatronics, modelling of engineering processes, decision making, research quality, product development, embodiment, ... Each of these terms covers a range of activities, practical efforts and research streams. Excerpted from the DESIGN 2010 topic and workshop titles these terms epitomise the multi-dimensional nature of design that gathers all of the authors and participants to the DESIGN conference events. Our...

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