A System for Real World Monitoring of Prostheses and Footwear

Barton, J. and Nester, C. and Goulemas, J.Y. and Howard, Daniel and Thorsteinsson, F. and Pepper, Matthew G. and Fulford, R. and Shklarski, D. and Murray, I. and Nederhand, M. and Bussmann, H. and Slycke, P.J. and Carter, M. (2005) A System for Real World Monitoring of Prostheses and Footwear. In: A System for Real World Monitoring of Prostheses and Footwear, 2005. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The problem the EU sponsored Real-Prof project[1] seeks to address is that there is no means of scientifically monitoring the performance of therapeutic footwear and lower limb prostheses in the real world. This prevents the early detection of problems under the sole of the foot or on the stump which lead to ulceration, and potentially amputation. Also, clinicians prescribing the footwear or prosthesis and designers of these devices currently have no means of monitoring the performance of the device once fitted, which is a prerequisite for treatment improvements[2]. This paper details the progress in this project so far.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Real-time, sensors, therapeutic footwear, data processing
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Yiqing Liang
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2009 16:00
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 11:57
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8768 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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