A novel approach for assessing interfacial pressure between the prosthetic socket and the residual limb for below knee amputees using artificial neural networks

This source preferred by John Vinney, Philip Sewell and Siamak Noroozi

Authors: Amali, R., Noroozi, S., Vinney, J., Sewell, P. and Andrews, S.

Start date: 15 July 2001

Pages: 2689-2693

Publisher: IEEE Press

Place of Publication: Washington DC, USA

DOI: 10.1109/IJCNN.2001.938795

Neural Networks, 2001. Proceedings. IJCNN '01. International Joint Conference Vol 4

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Authors: Amali, R., Noroozi, S., Vinney, J., Sewell, P. and Andrews, S.

Journal: Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks

Volume: 4

Pages: 2689-2693

So far the study of interfacial pressures between residual limb and the prosthetic socket has not led to the design of any useful tool that can assist the prosthetist fit a prosthesis. Researchers at the UWE Bristol have found a novel methodology that can revolutionise this process. It is based on the combined application of a hybrid numerical method and experimental/Finite Element Analysis (FEA) stress analysis. This paper represents part of the development process of this tool and discusses the step forward from two-dimensional analysis, discussed elsewhere [1], into a three-dimensional symmetrical shell analysis which, is intended to simulate a structured and ideal socket. The authors feel this is a logical step, which is necessary for understanding the relationship between surface stress/strain, and internal load, which causes those surface stresses. This paper emphasises the significance of this statement because it requires no knowledge of tissue properties.

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Authors: Amali, R., Noroozi, S., Vinney, J., Sewell, P., Andrews, S. and IEEE

Journal: IJCNN'01: INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE ON NEURAL NETWORKS, VOLS 1-4, PROCEEDINGS

Pages: 2689-2693

ISSN: 1098-7576

DOI: 10.1109/IJCNN.2001.938795

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