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Auto-Locking Knee Brace

Auto-Locking Knee Brace poster

Team Members

Kareena Hudson

Project Date

Spring 2018

Project Description

The Auto-locking Knee brace provides a support system for those with weak or otherwise unreliable knees. It functions by detecting sudden changes in direction and locking the brace into place to help prevent a fall. The software first collects data over time to enable the device to distinguish a fall from normal movement and to lock into place when abnormal motion is detected. It also provides a lock release to regain mobility after it has been locked. It's an innovation for use during physical therapy, in retirement homes, as well as after surgeries, or any other scenario which might merit added Knee support.