Fong-chin Su (Inventor), Li-Chieh Kuo (Inventor), Hsiu-Yun Hsu (Inventor), Chien-Hsien Yeh (Inventor), Chih-Chun Lin (Inventor), Ping Han Chuang (Inventor), Kai Chang (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


The present invention is an ankle-foot orthosis with a flexible joint. It is consisted of the feet plate, shank sleeve, and the flexible joint. The feet plate supports the foot of the stroke patient when using the AFO and help the patient toe off in the pre-swing phase of a gait cycle. The shank sleeve ties at the shank by the elastic belts. The flexible joint locates near the ankle and link between the feet plate and shank sleeve. The flexible joint has an asymmetric structure, which has one front notch and several back notches to limit the bending angle of the plantar flexion and dorsi-flexion of the ankle. Besides, the feet plate has a lift in the front side for easily toe off.
Translated title of the contribution具撓性關節之足踝矯正器
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberM584667
IPCA61F 5/052
Priority date29-03-26
Filing date19-03-27
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Oct 11


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