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Below-knee prosthesis design considerations.

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Authors
Ellis, Frank King.
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Schmidt, Louis V.
Date of Issue
1967-07
Date
July 1967
Publisher
Monterey, California. U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
A brief summary of the historical development of artificial limbs is followed by a detailed history of the below-knee prostheses worn by the author. Next, the development of a method of obtaining a precision, weight bearing impression of an amputation stump using a low exotherm, two-component froth foam, with a method of evaluating a prosthesis socket made from said impression, is given. Finally, some experimental research into the design of an inexpensive, miniature transducer for measuring localized pressure between the amputation stump and the prosthesis socket is discussed.
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Thesis
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Department of Aeronautics
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Naval Postgraduate School
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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