Research Investigators - Center for Limb Loss and MoBility
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Research Investigators

Glenn Klute, Ph.D.

Current Position

Research Career Scientist, VA RR&D Center for Limb Loss and MoBility, Seattle, WA

Member, Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research, Seattle, WA

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Amazon Fellow, Seattle, WA

Contact Information 

VA Puget Sound Health Care System
VA RR&D Center, MS 151
1660 S. Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108
Telephone (206) 277-6724 Fax (206) 764-2808

Glenn Klute


Tsach, U., Klute, G. K., and Geselowitz, D., An Output Feedback Pusher Plate Controller for the Penn State Electric Ventricular Assist Device: Stability Analysis, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurements, and Control, Vol. 112, December 1990, pp. 696-702.

Klute GK, Tasch U, and Geselowitz DB. An optimal controller for an electric ventricular-assist device: theory, implementation, and testing. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 1992 Apr; 39(4):394-403. PMID: 1592405.

Bishu RR, Kim B, Klute GK. Force-endurance relationship: does it matter if gloves are donned? Appl Ergon. 1995 Jun; 26(3):179-85. PMID: 15677016.

R. R. Bishu and Klute, G. K., The Effects of Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) Gloves on Human Performance, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol. 16, No. 3, Sept. 1995, pp. 165-174.

Klute, G. K. and Hannaford, B., Accounting for Elastic Energy Storage in McKibben Artificial Muscle Actuators, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurements, and Controls, Vol. 122, No. 2, June 2000, pp. 386-388.

Klute GK, Kallfelz CF, Czerniecki JM. Mechanical properties of prosthetic limbs: adapting to the patient. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2001 May-Jun; 38(3):299-307. PMID: 11440261.

Hannaford, B., Jaax, K., and Klute, G. K., Bio-inspired Actuation and Sensing, Autonomous Robotics, Vol. 11, No. 3, November 2001, pp. 267-272.

Klute, G. K., Czerniecki, J. M., and Hannaford, B., Artificial Muscles: Actuators for Biorobotic Systems, International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 21, No. 4, April 2002, pp. 295-309.

Berge JS, Klute GK, Czerniecki JM. Mechanical properties of shock-absorbing pylons used in transtibial prostheses. J Biomech Eng. 2004 Feb; 126(1):120-2. PMID: 15171138.

Klute GK, Berge JS. Modeling the effect of prosthetic feet and shoes on the heel-ground contact force in amputee gait. Proc Inst Mech Eng [H]. 2004;218(3):173-82. PMID: 15239568.

Klute GK, Berge JS, Segal AD. Heel-region properties of prosthetic feet and shoes. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2004 Jul;41(4):535-46. PMID: 15558382.

Orendurff MS, Segal AD, Klute GK, Berge JS, Rohr ES, Kadel NJ. The effect of walking speed on center of mass displacement. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2004 Nov-Dec; 41(6A):829-34. PMID: 15685471.

Flick KC, Orendurff MS, Berge JS, Segal AD, Klute GK. Comparison of human turning gait with the mechanical performance of lower limb prosthetic transverse rotation adapters. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2005 Apr;29(1):73-81. Erratum in: Prosthet Orthot Int. 2005 Aug; 29(2):202. PMID: 16180379.

Peery JT, Ledoux WR, Klute GK. Residual-limb skin temperature in transtibial sockets. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2005 Mar-Apr; 42(2):147-54. PMID: 15944879.

Berge JS, Czerniecki JM, Klute GK. Efficacy of shock-absorbing versus rigid pylons for impact reduction in transtibial amputees based on laboratory, field, and outcome metrics. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2005 Nov-Dec; 42(6):795-808. PMID: 16680617.

Orendurff MS, Segal AD, Berge JS, Flick KC, Spanier D, Klute GK. The kinematics and kinetics of turning: limb asymmetries associated with walking a circular path. Gait Posture. 2006 Jan; 23(1):106-11. PMID: 16311202.

Klute GK, Berge JS, Orendurff MS, Williams RM, Czerniecki JM. Prosthetic intervention effects on activity of lower-extremity amputees. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 May; 87(5):717-22. PMID: 16635636.

Orendurff MS, Segal AD, Klute GK, McDowell ML, Pecoraro JA, Czerniecki JM. Gait efficiency using the C-Leg. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2006 Mar-Apr; 43(2):239-46. PMID: 16847790.

Peery JT, Klute GK, Blevins JJ, Ledoux WR. A three-dimensional finite element model of the transibial residual limb and prosthetic socket to predict skin temperatures. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2006 Sep;14 (3):336-43. PMID: 17009493.

Williams RM, Turner AP, Orendurff M, Segal AD, Klute GK, Pecoraro J, Czerniecki J. Does having a computerized prosthetic knee influence cognitive performance during amputee walking? Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Jul; 87(7):989-94. PMID: 16813788.

Segal AD, Orendurff MS, Klute GK, McDowell ML, Pecoraro JA, Shofer J, Czerniecki JM. Kinematic and kinetic comparisons of transfemoral amputee gait using C-Leg and Mauch SNS prosthetic knees. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2006 Nov-Dec; 43(7):857-70. PMID: 17436172.

Glaister BC, Bernatz GC, Klute GK, Orendurff MS. Video task analysis of turning during activities of daily living. Gait Posture. 2007 Feb; 25(2):289-94. Epub 2006 May 26. PMID: 16730441.

Klute GK, Rowe GI, Mamishev AV, Ledoux WR. The thermal conductivity of prosthetic sockets and liners. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2007 Sep; 31(3):292-9. PMID: 17979015.

Glaister BC, Orendurff MS, Schoen JA, Klute GK. Rotating horizontal ground reaction forces to the body path of progression. J Biomech. 2007; 40(15):3527-32. Epub 2007 Jun 26. PMID: 17597134.

Wang WC, Ledoux WR, Huang CY, Huang CS, Klute GK, Reinhall PG. Development of a microfabricated optical bend loss sensor for distributive pressure measurement. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2008 Feb; 55(2):614-25. PMID: 18269997.

Orendurff MS, Bernatz GC, Schoen JA, Klute GK. Kinetic mechanisms to alter walking speed. Gait Posture. 2008 May; 27(4):603-10. Epub 2007 Oct 25. PMID: 17920886.

Glaister BC, Schoen JA, Orendurff MS, Klute GK. Mechanical behavior of the human ankle in the transverse plane while turning. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2007 Dec; 15(4):552-9. PMID: 18198713.

Segal AD, Orendurff MS, Czerniecki JM, Shofer JB, Klute GK. Local dynamic stability in turning and straight-line gait. J Biomech. 2008; 41(7):1486-93. Epub 2008 Apr 10. PMID: 18405902.

Orendurff, M. S., Schoen, J. A., Bernatz, G. C., Crass, S., Klute, G. K., How humans walk: bout duration, steps per bout and rest duration, J Rehabil Res Dev, 2008;45(7):1077-89. PMID: 13069544.

Glaister, B.C., Schoen, J. A., Orendurff, M. S., Klute, G. K., A Mechanical Model of the Human Ankle in the Transverse Plane during Straight Walking: Implications for Prosthetic Design, J Biomechanical Engineering, 2009; 131(3):034501-1-5.

Huff, E.A., Ledoux, W.R., Berge, J.S., Klute, G. K., Measuring residual limb skin temperatures at the skin-prosthesis interface, J Prosthetics and Orthotics, 2008; 20(4):170-173.

Glaister BC, Orendurff MS, Schoen JA, Bernatz GC, Klute GK., Ground reaction forces and impulses during a transient turning maneuver. J Biomech. 2008 Oct 20;41(14):3090-3093. Epub 2008 Sep 19. PMID: 18804765.

Klute GK, Kantor C, Darrouzet C, Wild H, Wilkinson S, Iveljic S, and Creasey G Lower limb amputee needs assessment using a multi-stakeholder focus group approach, J Rehabil Res Dev, 2009;46(3):293-304.

Segal, A.D., Orendurff, M.S., Czerniecki, J.M., Shofer, J.B., Klute, G.K., Transtibial amputee joint rotation moments during straight-line walking and a common turning task with and without a torsion adapter, J Rehabil Res Dev, 2009; 46(3):375-384.