Lower limbs prosthesis construction is mainly a handmade job, done by experienced prosthetists, which takes time with quite high costs. To speed-up the production of personalized prosthetic devices at low-cost we designed a wearable embedded system with a matrix of 32 force sensors which can map the stress of the contact points between lower limbs amputees and the prosthesis socket. Data are collected real-time during the patient's normal daily activities and permit to create a complete set of information to shape a 3D prosthetic interface tailored to the patient. The system is battery-powered and an aggressive power management permits adequate lifetime of the device with high accuracy of the multiple sensors acquisition.

Portable embedded systems for prosthetic interface stress mapping of lower limbs amputees / Rossi, Maurizio; Rizzi, Andrea; Lorenzelli, Leandro; Brunelli, Davide. - STAMPA. - (2016), pp. 1-3. ((Intervento presentato al convegno SENSORS, 2016 IEEE tenutosi a Orlando nel 30 Oct.-3 Nov. 2016 [10.1109/ICSENS.2016.7808542].

Portable embedded systems for prosthetic interface stress mapping of lower limbs amputees

Rossi, Maurizio;Lorenzelli, Leandro;Brunelli, Davide
2016

Abstract

Lower limbs prosthesis construction is mainly a handmade job, done by experienced prosthetists, which takes time with quite high costs. To speed-up the production of personalized prosthetic devices at low-cost we designed a wearable embedded system with a matrix of 32 force sensors which can map the stress of the contact points between lower limbs amputees and the prosthesis socket. Data are collected real-time during the patient's normal daily activities and permit to create a complete set of information to shape a 3D prosthetic interface tailored to the patient. The system is battery-powered and an aggressive power management permits adequate lifetime of the device with high accuracy of the multiple sensors acquisition.
SENSORS, 2016 IEEE
Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
IEEE
978-1-4799-8287-5
978-1-4799-8287-5
Rossi, Maurizio; Rizzi, Andrea; Lorenzelli, Leandro; Brunelli, Davide
Portable embedded systems for prosthetic interface stress mapping of lower limbs amputees / Rossi, Maurizio; Rizzi, Andrea; Lorenzelli, Leandro; Brunelli, Davide. - STAMPA. - (2016), pp. 1-3. ((Intervento presentato al convegno SENSORS, 2016 IEEE tenutosi a Orlando nel 30 Oct.-3 Nov. 2016 [10.1109/ICSENS.2016.7808542].
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