Fischer, Gregory S.
Onal, Cagdas Denizel
Despite advancement in prosthetic socket technology, many amputees still face challenges with activities of daily living. To address these challenges, this project augmented a transfemoral prosthetic socket to create a device which adjusts to user activity to increase comfort and minimize health risks. The device intended to not hinder a user’s daily movement so reliability, safety, compactness, weight, and usage time of the device were main project objectives. A design was prototyped and tested with successful results. Analysis of EMG signals allowed the device to accurately predict user activity and the pressure applied to the residual limb from hydraulic bladders was adjusted accordingly. This project provided a prototype platform for future testing and clinical trials.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Major Qualifying Project
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