A Study of Performance of a New Investigational Prosthesis Design and Explore How Mimicking the Human Ankle May Enhance Maneuverability of Walking


About this study

The purpose of this study is to see how you walk with an investigational new type of ankle-foot prosthesis that has been developed, which can allow motion in more than one direction.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:        

  • Unilateral transtibial amputee.
  • Medicare Functional Classification Level K3 or K4.
  • A minimum of 1 year experience as an amputee.
  • Current prosthesis is well fitting at the socket.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Additional neuromusculoskeletal condition(s) affecting gait.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kenton Kaufman, Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Kathie Bernhardt

(507) 266-0985


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