The SocketSense Project

Problem and Challenge

Limb amputations cause serious physical disabilities that compromise the quality of life of many people around the globe. The World Health Organization estimates that there are ~ 40 million amputees in the world. This number is expected to increase, due to an ageing population and a corresponding higher incidence of diabetes and vascular diseases. Indeed, such pathologies are the most common amputation causes, followed by traumatic events and cancer.