The Strathclyde Prosthetic Foot: a high performance prosthetic foot for low income countries

Richard Copeland, Robin Rackerby, Laura Underhill, Zoe Tankard, Arjan Buis, Philip Riches, Stephanos Solomonidis

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Abstract

In the developing world there are ~1-2 amputees per 10000 people1. An amputation can cause significant financial strainsand social exclusion. The anatomical foot provides shock absorption and energy return; this needs to be recreated in the prosthetic foot. The Strathclyde Foot is a dynamic, inexpensive foot for the developing world with a durable, cosmetic rubber casing.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2016
EventEmedic global 2016 : engineering Medical Innovation Global competition 2016 - CUHK Lee Woo Sing College, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 16 Aug 201618 Aug 2016

Other

OtherEmedic global 2016
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period16/08/1618/08/16

Keywords

  • prosthetic design
  • prosthetic feet
  • low income countries
  • high performance
  • ISO
  • mechanical testing
  • clinical assessment
  • CAREN system
  • motion analysis system
  • gait analysis

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