"Ansys Mechanical tools have greatly improved the accuracy of our finite element analysis (FEA) simulations and the efficiency of our computer-aided engineering workflow, enabling us to improve our product’s performance. In the past, we spent a lot of time working around the limitations of our FEA tools, but working with Ansys simulation software is empowering — we’re always impressed with its breadth of features, robustness and ease of use."
— Josh Caputo, President / CEO HuMoTech
Designing and prescribing lower-limb prostheses is hindered by uncertainty in both research and clinical settings. Researchers struggle with the high cost and time requirements of prototyping, with no way to pre-test specific parameters. Prosthetists and patients cannot efficiently “test drive” prosthetic devices, which may result in higher costs and less than ideal quality of life. HuMoTech’s emulation solution tackles all these challenges.
In the development of a robotic prosthesis, mechanical FEA is not optional — it is imperative. In our design work, we often face open-ended requirements, such as maximizing or minimizing a part’s stiffness or weight. Users’ hopes and dreams for prosthetics are constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Simulation is the only method that cuts through the high cost of trial-and-error learning.
HuMoTech’s engineers used the following features of Ansys Mechanical to overcome their challenges: