Accession Number : ADA577360


Title :   A Prosthesis to Train the Proprioceptive Capabilities of the Residual Limb of Military Personnel Recovering from Lower Limb Amputation


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Sep 2011-31 Aug 2012


Corporate Author : CADENCE BIOMEDICAL SEATTLE WA


Personal Author(s) : Glaister, Brian


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA577360


Report Date : Sep 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : Learning to walk following lower limb amputation takes many months owing largely to the fact that new amputees cannot perceive when the prosthetic foot is in contact with the ground. To overcome this limitation, we have developed a system that detects foot pressures and relays this information to the residual limb. To data, a prototype sensor/stimulator system was been developed and we are preparing for human subjects tests.


Descriptors :   *AMPUTATION , BIOMECHANICS , LEARNING , MILITARY PERSONNEL , PROPRIOCEPTION , PROSTHETICS , TRAINING


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE