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
Long-term predictability of prosthetic foot preference in veterans and service members with lower limb amputations following in-laboratory and community testing
Brousseau LM, Childers WL, Hansen AH, Walker NR, Behrens KM, Caputo JM, Curran CS, Hafner BJ, Turner AT, Halsne EG, Morgenroth DC. (2020) George E. Omer Jr Research Symposium.
Comparison of heel linear stiffness across types of prosthetic feet
Halsne EG, Turner AT, Hansen AH, Caputo JM, Curran CS, Morgenroth DC. (2019) National Assembly of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association.
Measured heel stiffness across prosthetic foot sizes and stiffness categories
Turner AT, Halsne EG, Hansen AH, Caputo JM, Curran CS, Morgenroth DC. (2019) National Assembly of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association.
Comparison of prosthetic foot linear stiffness across production batches
Turner AT, Halsne EG, Caputo JM, Morgenroth DC. (2018) VA RR&D Center for Limb Loss and Mobility Young Investigator Symposium.
Increasing ankle push-off work with a powered prosthesis does not necessarily reduce metabolic rate for transtibial amputees
Quesada RE, Caputo JM, Collins SH. (2016) Journal of Biomechanics.
Customer Research Publications
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.