Prosthetic technology has been constantly evolving over the past many years, and modern prosthetics gives those amputees the ability to live life to the fullest. While amputees have access to very advanced prosthetics, if they don't fit perfectly to their body, they cannot take full advantage of their prosthesis. Improper fitting can lead to discomfort to the patient, and skin breakdown in some cases.Axolo Metrics is advancing the prosthetic fitting process by creating a pressure sensing system that will be able to measure the forces between the patient and their prosthetic socket. Being able to analyze and pinpoint problem areas will greatly help the prosthetist ensure a perfect fit. Axolo Metrics' ProsthetiSense device will be the ideal solution for prosthetists and patients alike. By placing our pressure sensor material between the patient and the socket, ProsthetiSense will wirelessly transmit its data to a mobile application, from where a 3D pressure map will be generated. Quantitative, real-time feedback will be invaluable in the prosthetic fitting process, ultimately leading to an improved fit, and reduced patient discomfort.
Undergraduate Engineering students are required to complete a group-based, two-course capstone sequence: ENSC 405W and ENSC 440. Groups form company structures and create an innovative product that potentially acts as a solution to a real-life problem. This collection archives the following assignments: proposal, design specifications, requirements specifications, and proof of concept.
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