La Crosse, WI

Energy Management System for Prosthetic Limbs

We will design and fabricate an improved charging and use management system for an artificial lower leg. Our invention will have an energy harvesting module that converts kinetic energy produced during limb use into sustainable energy using electro mechanical technologies. The invention will use software to show the user how much energy there is in his/her artificial limb to do certain activities.

Recent Team Blogs

January 3, 2019
Things are progressing smoothly. We did our first test of the artificial limb tester and after a few wiring issues, everything ran smoothly. Our neutral wire was not connected properly to the capacitor circuit that drives the motor. The tester still needs to be modified to allow for more of a...
December 2, 2018
This week we worked on our testing equipment and app development. We began our first steps in assembling our tester by drilling holes and fitting boxes onto it. Later, we will attach our other electrical and mechanical components and begin testing. During our workday, we went over...
November 21, 2018
Logan High School Students Receive Invention Grant to Create an Energy Management System for Prosthetic Limbs Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Initiative Inspires a New Generation of Inventors La Crosse, WI October 24th — Logan High School was recently awarded a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam™...