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The Development Of A Prosthetic Training Software For Upper Limb Amputees, Tyler Kayne Sullins Jun 2016

The Development Of A Prosthetic Training Software For Upper Limb Amputees, Tyler Kayne Sullins

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to develop an intuitive software that aids in the field of prosthetic training and rehabilitation by creating an individualized visualization of joint angles. This software is titled “the prosthetic training software (PTS) for individualized joint angle representation”, and it enables the individualized portrayal of predicted or pre-recorded joint angles. The PTS is an intuitive program for clinicians and prosthesis users that produces an animation of a virtual avatar reflecting the user’s segment lengths and amputation for rehabilitation and training purposes.

The PTS consists of a graphical user interface (GUI) and a 3D visualization ...


Functional Performance Differences Between The Genium And C-Leg Prosthetic Knees And Intact Knees, Michael J. Highsmith, Jason T. Kahle, Rebecca M. Miro, M. E. Cress, Derek J. Lura, William S. Quillen, Stephanie Carey, Rajiv V. Dubey, Larry J. Mengelkoch Jan 2016

Functional Performance Differences Between The Genium And C-Leg Prosthetic Knees And Intact Knees, Michael J. Highsmith, Jason T. Kahle, Rebecca M. Miro, M. E. Cress, Derek J. Lura, William S. Quillen, Stephanie Carey, Rajiv V. Dubey, Larry J. Mengelkoch

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Publications

Microprocessor prosthetic knees (MPKs) have advanced technologically, offering new features to decrease impairment and activity limitations for persons with transfemoral amputation (TFA). The Genium knee is functionally untested, and functional differences between it and intact knees are unknown. This study sought to determine whether Genium use improves functional performance compared with the C-Leg. A randomized experimental crossover design was used, with a cross-section of five nonamputee controls for comparison to nor­mal. Twenty community-ambulating persons with TFA were trained and tested for accommodation with study components. All subjects (n = 25) were assessed using the Continuous-Scale Physical Functional Performance-10 (CS-PFP10) assessment ...