A partially electric prosthesis should make walking as realistic as possible for the wearer. There are sensors and actuators in the prosthesis designed for this purpose, which can convincingly imitate the responses of the autonomic nervous system.
As it is being used, the prosthesis compensates for all the effects created by shifting weight, uneven ground or movement. Using it feels extremely natural to the user, as the autonomic nervous system also assumes this ‘job’ unconsciously.
In this specific case, the customer needs a connection system that can be plugged in safely and with little effort. It must be usable outdoors and also still be safe to use even if the user has limited visual abilities.
The general conditions are thoroughly analysed and included in the planning during a detailed meeting with the customers.
The following additional focal points were determined as a basis for finding solutions:
In order to ensure that the equipment can be plugged in frequently (1–5 times per day), at least 10,000 mating cycles are assumed for an average utilisation period of five years.
Plugging in the equipment should not result in any changes in the plug-in behaviour (plug-in force and tightness) or in the electrical application (contact resistances) during the utilisation period.
How are approaches and requirements pursued in a structured way?
Requirements and influencing factors are analysed, evaluated and taken into account when finding solutions, all according to the Ishikawa principle. This methodology usually results in various solution concepts that are presented to the customer. In the end, it’s the customer who decides on the variant that best fits their overall concept.
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