Getting Started with Open-Source Leg Hardware

Build your own Open-Source Leg today!

The Open-Source Leg hardware is a robust and relatively inexpensive system that can be easily manufactured, assembled, and controlled. Through this website, researchers have access to downloadable hardware files so that they can enter the research field without having to design a prosthetic leg themselves. Ultimately, having a ubiquitous leg will help facilitate comparison between control strategies, potentially streamlining the field towards highly functional robotic prosthetic legs.

Do It Yourself

In this website, you will find all the information necessary to build your own Open-Source Leg. The design files for the hardware are available for download so that you can either manufacture the parts yourself or order them from a machine shop. We have also made detailed video tutorials to help you assemble your Open-Source Leg.

You can use any kind of motors, sensors, or other custom components you want with your Open-Source Leg.

You get to learn how the Open-Source Leg works by assembling it yourself thereby being able to troubleshoot any issues that may arise.

By learning how the Open-Source Leg works, you can more easily modify it to suit your needs and also be able to contribute those modifications back to the community.

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Buy It

If you prefer to purchase the Open-Source Leg from a commercial supplier of wearable robotics platforms, we have partnered with Humotech. You can purchase a fully-assembled leg with professional support, warranty, and accessories ($100k+ USD) or as a kit of parts you can assemble yourself ($55k+ USD). Humotech has supplied 7+ OSLs, across the USA, Canada, and Europe.

You can get started with the Open-Source Leg without having to spend a considerable amount of time machining or assembling the parts yourself.

You can be confident that your preassembled Open-Source Leg will work as expected without having to troubleshoot any issues that may arise during assembly.

You can still make modifications to your fully-assembled Open-Source Leg, but you will need to be comfortable with disassembling and reassembling it.

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