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Biomedical Engineering / Biomedizinische Technik

Joint Journal of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering in VDE and the Austrian and Swiss Societies for Biomedical Engineering and the German Society of Biomaterials

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Volume 62, Issue 1

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Volume 57 (2012)

An anthropomorphic transhumeral prosthesis socket developed based on an oscillometric pump and controlled by force-sensitive resistor pressure signals

N.A. Abd Razak
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Published Online: 2016-05-11 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bmt-2015-0106

Abstract

While considering the importance of the interface between amputees and prosthesis sockets, we study an anthropomorphic prosthesis socket whose size can be dynamically changed according to the requirements of the residual limb. First, we introduce the structure and function of the anthropomorphic prosthesis socket. Second, we study the dynamic model of the prosthesis system and analyze the dynamic characteristics of the prosthesis socket system, the inputs of an oscillometric pump, and the control mechanism of force-sensitive resistor (FSR) pressure signals. Experiments on 10 healthy subjects using the designed system yield an average detection result between 102 and 112 kPa for the FSR pressure sensor and 39 and 41 kPa for the oscillometric pump. Results show the function of the FSR pressure signal in maintaining the contact pressure between the sockets and the residual limb. The potential development of an auto-adjusted socket that uses an oscillometric pump system will provide prosthetic sockets with controllable contact pressure at the residual limb. Moreover, this development is an attractive research area for researchers involved in rehabilitation engineering, prosthetics, and orthotics.

Keywords: biomechatronics; prosthetics system; rehabilitation engineering

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About the article

Corresponding author: N.A. Abd Razak, PhD, Centre for Applied Biomechanics, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Phone: +603 7967 5341/+601 9936 7233, Fax: +603 7967 4579


Received: 2015-06-15

Accepted: 2016-03-18

Published Online: 2016-05-11

Published in Print: 2017-02-01


Competing interest: The authors have no conflict of interest.


Citation Information: Biomedical Engineering / Biomedizinische Technik, Volume 62, Issue 1, Pages 49–55, ISSN (Online) 1862-278X, ISSN (Print) 0013-5585, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bmt-2015-0106.

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