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Innovation in Medical Devices: Using Magneto-Rheological Fluid in the Forearm Crutch

Innovation in Medical Devices: Using Magneto-Rheological Fluid in the Forearm Crutch

This paper proposes a modified design for the forearm crutch, making the steady grip provided by the cuff variable, according to the force applied while walking, to actually provide the user with a sense of support rather than causing discomfort. Magneto Rheological (MR) fluid - a unique fluid that solidifies when a magnetic field is applied, can come to the aid. 

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