A system for real world monitoring of prostheses and footwear

J. Barton*, C. Nester, J. Y. Goulermas, D. Howard, F. Thorsteinsson, M. Pepper, R. Fulford, D. Shklarski, I. Murray, J. Buurke, H. Bussman, P. J. Slycke

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2005
EditorsM.H. Hamza
PublisherIASTED/ACTA Press
Pages619-623
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0889864780
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2005 - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: 16 Feb 200518 Feb 2005
Conference number: 3

Conference

Conference3rd IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2005
Abbreviated titleBioMED 2005
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period16/02/0518/02/05

Keywords

  • Data processing
  • Real-time
  • Sensors
  • Therapeutic footwear

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