Faculty Advisor

Clancy, Edward A.

Faculty Advisor

Fischer, Gregory S.

Faculty Advisor

Onal, Cagdas Denizel

Abstract

Although prosthetic socket technology has been rapidly advancing, amputees are still concerned that their socket and prosthetic are not adaptive to their current activity or consistently comfortable. The goal of our project was to design a prototype of an above-knee adaptive prosthetic socket that responded to an amputee’s movement and physiological signals to alleviate pressure on the residual limb during daily activities. The device adjusted multiple air-filled bladders appropriately when the user was standing, sitting, and walking.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2015

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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