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Concept development and prototyping led to a new cosmesis design which features a cut-out located at the knee, inserted with an artificial patella made of a more rigid foam. It also features a full - length zip which provides easy access for maintenance. The new cosmesis was then mechanically tested for over 1 million cycles and clinically tested by six transfemoral prosthesis users over 18 patient months. Discussion: The new design is significantly more durable than the current standard model and has an enhanced lifelike appearance. It has potential to improve users’ body image and reduce costs for healthcare providers.
- prosthesis design
- lower limb
- user-centred design
Corney, J. (Creator), Murray, K. (Creator), Cairns, N. (Creator), Moore-Millar, K. (Creator) & Hatcher, G. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 14 Nov 2016