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Improvements for Lower Extremity Socket Design and Suspension for Children in the Developing World

Brouwer I.N., (2013) Improvements for Lower Extremity Socket Design and Suspension for Children in the Developing World. Bachelor's Thesis, Biology.

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Abstract

Lower extremity prosthesis design and suspension has to manage the aspects comfort, control, balance and stability. According to survey publications among patients comfort turns out to be the most insufficient aspect. For sufficient comfortableness, a proper balance between biomechanical processes should be made, to obtain favourable pressure distribution, slippage, friction, shear and tissue responses. The developed world research tries to optimize the socket comfort, with techniques such as dynamic design, personal revisions and elastomeric liners. Prosthesis for children in developing countries are available, but these have to manage developing country problems, especially economic factors, however environmental factor should not be overlooked. Organizations and companies in developing countries are introducing custom-made. However, comparing to the western world, these sockets lack in comfortableness and suspension technology. Either recent publications about these technologies in developing countries are missing.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Biology
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:53
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:53
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/11169

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