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Table 1 Net work values (in Joules) are shown for each period of the stride cycle, when peak exosuit forces were 500 N

From: Physical interface dynamics alter how robotic exosuits augment human movement: implications for optimizing wearable assistive devices

  Pre-tensioning Exosuit loading Exosuit unloading Full stride
Cable end-effector 0.003 ± 0.1 10.6 ± 0.8 1.6 ± 0.2 12.2 ± 0.8
Proximal interface −0.8 ± 0.1 −3.9 ± 0.3 3.6 ± 0.3 −1.1 ± 0.1
Distal interface −0.04 ± 0.02 −2.1 ± 0.3 0.3 ± 0.1 −1.8 ± 0.2
Ankle augmentation −0.9 ± 0.1 4.7 ± 0.4 5.4 ± 0.5 9.2 ± 0.6