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The Gait Analysis and Interface Pressure Measurement Between Stump and Resin-Reinforced Rapid Prototyping Transtibial Socket

[+] Author Affiliations
Y. T. Chen, H. K. Peng, C. T. Lu, L. H. Hsu

National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

G. F. Huang, H. S. Shih

Fooyin University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Paper No. IMECE2009-11031, pp. 63-71; 9 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2009-11031
From:
  • ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 2: Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering
  • Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA, November 13–19, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4375-8 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3863-1
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME

abstract

Currently, rapid prototyping (RP) products are manufactured by layer-based process; this result may cause RP products to break easily along layers when a bending moment is applied. To prevent RP transtibial sockets from breaking, wrapping a layer of unsaturated polyester resin (UPR) around transtibial sockets to reinforce its flexural strength is proposed. To verify the applicability of resin-reinforced RP socket fabrication, two experimental systems, including a socket sensor measurement and gait analysis system, are used to obtain interface pressures between stump, socket and gait characteristics during stance phase while such type of prosthetic socket is used. A male volunteer with a left below-knee amputation, a twenty-year transtibial socket user, was selected for this study. In the experiments, sensors were pasted on the stump and measurement data was collected at different walking speeds. The results of these experiments showed that the interface pressures were concentrated on pressure-tolerant areas, and the swing phase and stride length of stump increased while the volunteer was walking at a fast speed. The resin-reinforced rapid prototyping sockets have better comfortable quality of fitting because the interface pressures are more concentrated on pressure-tolerant areas including the patella tendon and medial tibia flare while wearing the new type of sockets.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME

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