Rethinking the Foam Cosmesis for People with Lower Limb Absence

  • Jonathan Corney (Creator)
  • Kevin Murray (Creator)
  • Nicola Cairns (Creator)
  • Karena Moore-Millar (Creator)
  • Gillian Hatcher (Creator)



Data relating to the development of a new design for the transfemoral foam cosmesis with improved appearance and functionality. This new design has the potential to significantly reduce patients’ current dissatisfaction with the lifelike appearance of their foam cosmesis, resulting in improved self-confidence and body image. Mechanical testing revealed that the new design is 3 times more durable than the current standard model, demonstrating the potential to improve patient experience by reducing the need for clinical visits, while saving health service time and resources. The dataset comprises of a PDF file that describes in detail the process of creating and fitting the new style of cosmesis, a video file of one of the new cosmesis in use and a powerpoint file that summarizes the activities and outputs of the research project that lead to the creation of the new cosmesis”
Date made available14 Nov 2016
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Date of data production1 Sept 2010 - 1 Apr 2014
Geographical coverageUnited Kingdom

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