Design of a stepwise safety protocol for lower limb prosthetic risk management in a clinical investigation
Paper i proceeding, 2021

In research on lower limb prostheses, safety during testing and training is paramount. Lower limb prosthesis users risk unintentional loss of balance that can result in injury, fear of falling, and overall decreased confidence in their prosthetic leg. Here, we present a protocol for managing the risks during evaluation of active prosthetic legs with modifiable control systems. We propose graded safety levels, each of which must be achieved before advancing to the next one, from laboratory bench testing to independent ambulation in real-world environments.

Artificial Limbs

Accidental Falls

Risk Management

Fear

Lower Extremity

Författare

Alexander Thesleff

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Medicinska signaler och system

Bahareh Ahkami

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, System- och reglerteknik, Bionik

Jenna Anderson

Center for Bionics and Pain Research

Kerstin Hagberg

Sahlgrenska universitetssjukhuset

Max Jair Ortiz Catalan

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, System- och reglerteknik, Bionik

2021 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC)

4600-4604
9781728111797 (ISBN)

43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC) , 2021. Virtual Conference
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Neuromuskulär styrning av robotben

VINNOVA (2018-03235), 2018-11-26 -- 2020-10-31.

Styrkeområden

Hälsa och teknik

Livsvetenskaper och teknik (2010-2018)

Ämneskategorier

Medicinska material och protesteknik

DOI

10.1109/EMBC46164.2021.9629989

PubMed

34891537

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