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
Robotic emulation of candidate prosthetic foot designs may enable efficient, evidence-based, and individualized prescriptions
Caputo JM, Dvorak E, Shipley K, Miknevich MA, Adamczyk PG, Collins SH. (2021) Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics.
A randomized, cross-over predictive validity study of a novel test-drive strategy for prosthetic foot prescription
Morgenroth DC, Halsne EG, Turner AT, Walker NR, Hansen AH, Caputo JM, Curran CS, Hafner BJ. (2021) World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics.
Comparison between a robotic prosthetic foot emulator and corresponding commercial prosthetic forefoot angular stiffness properties
Halsne EG, Turner AT, Curran CS, Hansen AH, Hafner BJ, Caputo JM, Morgenroth DC. (2021) World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics.
Development and evaluation of a prosthetic ankle emulator with an artificial soleus and gastrocnemius
Ziemnicki DM, Caputo JM, McDonald KA, Zelik KE. (2021) Journal of Medical Devices.
Programming a robotic prosthetic foot emulator to mimic commercial prosthetic forefoot stiffness properties to optimize prosthetic foot prescription: methods and validation
Halsne EG, Curran CS, Caputo JM, Hansen AH, Hafner BJ, Morgenroth DC. (2021) Military Health System Research Symposium.
Customer Research Publications
The effects of prosthesis inversion/eversion stiffness on balance-related variability during level walking: a pilot study
Kim M, Lyness H, Chen T, Collins SH. (2020) Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.
Improving the energy economy of human running with powered and unpowered ankle exoskeleton assistance
Witte KA; Fiers P; Sheets-Singer AL; Collins SH. (2020) Science Robotics.
Characterizing the comfort limits of forces applied to the shoulders, thigh and shank to inform exosuit design
Yandell MB, Ziemnicki DM, McDonald KA, Zelik KE. (2020) PLoS One.
Chiu VL; Voloshina AS; Collins; SH. (2020) IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.
The effects of ankle stiffness on mechanics and energetics of walking with added loads: a prosthetic emulator study
Hedrick EA, Malcolm P, Wilken JM, Takahashi KZ. (2019) Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.
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.