Adjustable prosthetic/orthotic sockets using shape-memory alloys

Mark W. Powell, H. J. Sommer

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Abstract

Several studies were carried out to investigate the feasibility of adjustable prosthetic sockets using embedded shape-memory alloy (SMA) wire. This method is believed to reduce replacement costs and minimize secondary medical problems due to poor fit, and improve overall patient satisfaction with the prosthesis. Preliminary tests using Nitinol SMA wire on a surrogate socket have demonstrated that a diametral reduction of 4% is possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages253-254
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1994Nov 11 1994

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OtherProceedings of the 1994 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
CityChicago, IL, USA
Period11/6/9411/11/94

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Powell, M. W., & Sommer, H. J. (1994). Adjustable prosthetic/orthotic sockets using shape-memory alloys. 253-254. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1994 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Chicago, IL, USA, .