Thermal time constant: improving the accuracy of skin temperature predictive modelling in lower limb prostheses

Neha Mathur, Ivan Glesk, Arjan Buis

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Elevated skin temperature at the body/device interface of lower-limb prostheses is one of the major factors that affect tissue health [1]. The heat dissipation in prosthetic sockets is greatly influenced by the thermal conductive properties of the hard socket and liner material employed. This leads to a hypothesis that if the thermal properties of the socket & liner materials are known then the in-socket skin temperature could be accurately predicted by measuring between the socket and interface liner, rather than at the more technically challenging skin interface.
Original languageEnglish
Article number086
Pages (from-to)72 - 73
Number of pages2
JournalProsthetics and Orthotics International
Issue number(1 suppl)
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015
EventWorld Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics - CCC Lyon - Lyon Convention Centre, Lyon , France
Duration: 22 Jun 201525 Jun 2015


  • lower limb prostheses
  • gaussian model
  • temperature

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