05476441 is referenced by 191 patents and cites 17 patents.

A controlled-brake orthosis for providing controlled limb movement includes a stimulator for stimulating an individual's leg muscles which causes the legs to move. An orthosis worn on the legs to support the legs include lower links rotatably coupled to upper links with lower rotatable joints. Brackets are rotatably coupled to the upper links with upper rotatable joints. The joints are located adjacent to the hip and knee joints of the individual and brakes are coupled to the joints for controlling the rotation of the joints. By controlling the stimulator and brakes with a computer, movement of the legs can be controlled to produce walking.

Title
Controlled-brake orthosis
Application Number
8/129920
Publication Number
5476441
Application Date
September 30, 1993
Publication Date
December 19, 1995
Inventor
Michael Goldfarb
Belmont
MA, US
William Durfee
Medford
MA, US
Agent
Hamilton Brooks Smith & Reynolds
Assignee
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MA, US
IPC
A61F 5/00
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