Projects

Quick fitting of prosthetic sockets for above knee amputees - (QuickFit)

The conventional design and manufacturing process for a prosthetic socket requires a patient to visit a clinic multiple times over one or more weeks. This project aims to change the subjective approach into a science-based technique so that a good-fit socket can be designed and fabricated within one day.

Quick fitting of prosthetic sockets for above knee amputees - (QuickFit)

Advanced sensors will be adapted to measure the dynamic pressure distribution between mock-up residual limbs and the socket during simulated gait tests. The data, together with biomechanics analytical models to be developed during the project, will be used to optimise the socket design. Finally a new procedure will be formulated at the end of the project. Once the project is successfully completed through laboratory validation tests, we will start clinical trials to demonstrate the new technique/procedure to the rehabilitation healthcare sector so that prosthetists will have confidence to adopt this solution in their routine practices. This project is funded by Innovate UK. Contact: Dr Claudio Angione (c.angione@tees.ac.uk)