Validity of method to quantify transtibial amputees’ free-living prosthetic wearing times and physical activity levels when using suction suspension sockets

Kit T. Tang, William D. Spence, Douglas Maxwell, Benedict W. Stansfield

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Abstract

Prostheses are prescribed to restore the mobility of people with amputated lower limbs. Monitoring the prosthesis wearing times and physical activity of prosthesis users would provide invaluable information regarding rehabilitation progress and suitability of the prosthesis. The validation of a method to determine wearing times and physical activity state, as well as strides taken, of amputees wearing suction suspension sockets is reported.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-438
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Rehabilitation Research and Development
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • prosthesis wearing times
  • rehabilitation
  • suction suspension socket
  • activity monitoring
  • transtibial amputees

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