Faculty Advisor

Fischer, Gregory S.

Faculty Advisor

Onal, Cagdas Denizel

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2016

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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