Development of Subischial Prosthetic Sockets with Vacuum-Assisted Suspension for Highly Active Persons with Transfemoral Amputations
Northwestern University Evanston United States
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The purpose of this project is to develop a highly flexible sub-ischial prosthetic socketwith assisted-vacuum suspension for highly active persons with transfemoral amputation. TheSpecific Aims are to A1. Develop a highly flexible socket with sub-ischial trim lines A2.Develop durable liners and sealing sleeves A3. Developidentify an appropriate vacuum pumpA4. Evaluate system performance with military amputees and A5. Develop and disseminateeducation materials. During Year 5, we completed the tasks in 5 and worked on the tasks inAim 4.