Development of a high-performance transtibial cycling-specific prosthesis for the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Authors: Dyer, B. and Woolley, H.

Journal: Prosthetics and Orthotics International

Volume: 41

Issue: 5

Pages: 498-502

eISSN: 1746-1553

ISSN: 0309-3646

DOI: 10.1177/0309364616682386

Abstract:

Background and Aim: It has been reported that cycling-specific research relating to participants with an amputation is extremely limited in both volume and frequency. However, practitioners might participate in the development of cycling-specific prosthetic limbs. This technical note presents the development of a successful design of a prosthetic limb developed specifically for competitive cycling. Technique: This project resulted in a hollow composite construction which was low in weight and shaped to reduce a rider’s aerodynamic drag. Discussion: The new prosthesis reduces the overall mass of more traditional designs by a significant amount yet provides a more aerodynamic shape over traditional approaches. These decisions have yielded a measurable increase in cycling performance. While further refinement is needed to reduce the aerodynamic drag as much as possible, this project highlights the benefits that can exist by optimising the design of sports-specific prosthetic limbs. Clinical relevance: This project resulted in the creation of a cycling-specific prosthesis which was tailored to the needs of a high-performance environment. Whilst further optimisation is possible, this project provides insight into the development of sports-specific prostheses.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/26512/

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Development of a high-performance transtibial cycling-specific prosthesis for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Authors: Dyer, B. and Woolley, H.

Journal: Prosthet Orthot Int

Volume: 41

Issue: 5

Pages: 498-502

eISSN: 1746-1553

DOI: 10.1177/0309364616682386

Abstract:

BACKGROUND AND AIM: It has been reported that cycling-specific research relating to participants with an amputation is extremely limited in both volume and frequency. However, practitioners might participate in the development of cycling-specific prosthetic limbs. This technical note presents the development of a successful design of a prosthetic limb developed specifically for competitive cycling. TECHNIQUE: This project resulted in a hollow composite construction which was low in weight and shaped to reduce a rider's aerodynamic drag. DISCUSSION: The new prosthesis reduces the overall mass of more traditional designs by a significant amount yet provides a more aerodynamic shape over traditional approaches. These decisions have yielded a measurable increase in cycling performance. While further refinement is needed to reduce the aerodynamic drag as much as possible, this project highlights the benefits that can exist by optimising the design of sports-specific prosthetic limbs. Clinical relevance This project resulted in the creation of a cycling-specific prosthesis which was tailored to the needs of a high-performance environment. Whilst further optimisation is possible, this project provides insight into the development of sports-specific prostheses.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/26512/

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Development of a high-performance transtibial cycling-specific prosthesis for the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Authors: Dyer, B. and Woolley, H.

Journal: PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS INTERNATIONAL

Volume: 41

Issue: 5

Pages: 498-502

eISSN: 1746-1553

ISSN: 0309-3646

DOI: 10.1177/0309364616682386

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/26512/

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Development of a high-performance transtibial cycling-specific prosthesis for the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Authors: Dyer, B. and Woolley, H.

Journal: Prosthetics and Orthotics International

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/26512/

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Development of a high-performance transtibial cycling-specific prosthesis for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Authors: Dyer, B. and Woolley, H.

Journal: Prosthetics and orthotics international

Volume: 41

Issue: 5

Pages: 498-502

eISSN: 1746-1553

ISSN: 0309-3646

DOI: 10.1177/0309364616682386

Abstract:

Background and aim

It has been reported that cycling-specific research relating to participants with an amputation is extremely limited in both volume and frequency. However, practitioners might participate in the development of cycling-specific prosthetic limbs. This technical note presents the development of a successful design of a prosthetic limb developed specifically for competitive cycling.

Technique

This project resulted in a hollow composite construction which was low in weight and shaped to reduce a rider's aerodynamic drag.

Discussion

The new prosthesis reduces the overall mass of more traditional designs by a significant amount yet provides a more aerodynamic shape over traditional approaches. These decisions have yielded a measurable increase in cycling performance. While further refinement is needed to reduce the aerodynamic drag as much as possible, this project highlights the benefits that can exist by optimising the design of sports-specific prosthetic limbs. Clinical relevance This project resulted in the creation of a cycling-specific prosthesis which was tailored to the needs of a high-performance environment. Whilst further optimisation is possible, this project provides insight into the development of sports-specific prostheses.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/26512/

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Development of a high-performance transtibial cycling-specific prosthesis for the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Authors: Dyer, B.T.J. and Woolley, H.

Journal: Prosthetics and Orthotics International

Volume: 41

Issue: 5

Pages: 498-502

ISSN: 0309-3646

Abstract:

Background and Aim It has been reported that cycling-specific research relating to participants with an amputation is extremely limited in both volume and frequency. However, practitioners might participate in the development of cycling-specific prosthetic limbs. This technical note presents the development of a successful design of a prosthetic limb developed specifically for competitive cycling.

Technique This project resulted in a hollow composite construction which was low in weight and shaped to reduce a rider’s aerodynamic drag. Discussion The new prosthesis reduces the overall mass of more traditional designs by a significant amount yet provides a more aerodynamic shape over traditional approaches. These decisions have yielded a measurable increase in cycling performance. Whilst further refinement is needed to reduce the aerodynamic drag as much as possible, this project highlights the benefits that can exist by optimising the design of sports-specific prosthetic limbs.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/26512/

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