View Full Version : Forces acting between residual limb and prosthesis

Tharshan Vaithianathan
09-07-2007, 10:18 PM
I would like to measure the forces (shear as well as pressure) acting between the skin of the residual limb (or the stump) and the prosthesis both during quite standing and as well as during gait.

I am aware of the Pedar system but would like to get in contact with groups who are working or who have already worked in this area previously. Although my interest is more in the hardware instrumentation development, I would be interested in the software simulations as well. Any pointers towards publications in this area would also be greatly appreciated.

Best Regards



Dr. Tharshan Vaithianathan
{Senior Research Fellow}
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Research,
University of South Australia,
Mawson Lakes Boulevard, Mawson Lakes,
SA 5095,

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