Our Research Focuses
We strive to base all that we do on the latest scientific evidence and are actively engaged in the study of human movement and development of technologies to enhance human motion. Much of this work is performed and disseminated in collaboration with other organizations we are proud to call our partners. Our core research and development areas include:
We are continuously improving and expanding the capabilities of Caplex in ways we think are most responsive to the needs of the community. Head over to Products > In Development page to view our newest additions to the platform.
We are applying Caplex to the exploration of critical design questions in the pursuit of more effective prosthetic, orthotic, and exoskeleton devices.
We are exploring the application of Caplex technology to enable test-drive strategies to inform the design & selection of prosthetics & orthotics in clinical practice.
New topics and device types we are beginning to explore include:
Collaborative Research Publications
Emulating the effective ankle stiffness of commercial prosthetic feet using a robotic prosthetic foot emulator: a methods and validation study
Halsne EG, Curran CS, Caputo JM, Hansen AH, Hafner BJ, Morgenroth DC. (2022) ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.
Prosthetic forefoot and heel stiffness across consecutive foot stiffness categories and sizes.
Turner AT, Halsne EG, Caputo JM, Curran CS, Hansen AH, Hafner BJ, Morgenroth DC. (2022) PLOS ONE.
Comparing forefoot and heel stiffnesses across commercial prosthetic feet manufactured for individuals with varying body weights and foot sizes.
Ruxin T, Halsne EG, Turner AT, Caputo JM, Curran CS, Hansen AH, Hafner BJ, Morgenroth DC. (2022) Prosthetics & Orthotics International.
Effects of shear force reduction during mechanical testing and day-to-day variation on stiffness of commercial prosthetic feet: a technical note
Halsne EG, Turner AT, Curran CS, Hansen AH, Hafner BJ, Caputo JM, Morgenroth DC. (2022) Prosthetics & Orthotics International.
Prosthetic foot preference associations with performance-based and patient-reported outcomes in persons with transtibial amputation
Walker NR, Hansen AH, Halsne EG, Turner AT, Ruxin TR, Behrens KM, Lloyd AM, Childers LW, Brousseau LM, Caputo JM, Hafner BJ, Morgenroth DC. (2022) American Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics Annual Meeting.
Customer Research Publications
Muscle coordination and recruitment during squat assistance using a robotic ankle–foot exoskeleton
Jeong H, Haghighat P, Kantharaju P, Jacobson M, Jeong H, Kim M. (2023) Scientific Reports.
Emulator-based Optimization of a Semi-Active Hip Exoskeleton Concept: Sweeping Impedance Across Walking Speeds
Shafer BA, Powell JC, Young AJ, Sawicki GS. (2022) IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.
Personalizing exoskeleton assistance while walking in the real world
Slade P, Kochenderfer MJ, Delp SL, Collins SH. (2022) Nature.
Characterizing the relationship between peak assistance torque and metabolic cost reduction during running with ankle exoskeletons.
Miller DE, Tan GR, Farina EM, Sheets-Singer AL, Collins SH. (2022) Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.
Metabolically efficient walking assistance using optimized timed forces at the waist
Antonellis P, Gonabadi AM, Myers SA, Pipinos II, Malcolm P. (2022) Science Robotics.
Interested in Partnering on Research Opportunities?
We would be excited to explore how we can work together on advancing our understanding of human biomechanics and help to develop transformative mobility solutions.