Welcome to the SocketSense Project!
is a new ICT project which aims at developing an innovative prosthetic
socket system through the integration of advanced sensing, data
analysis, AI methods, embedded platforms and cloud computing. In
particular, the cutting-edge solution will consist of real-time
monitoring of critical clinical parameters measured inside the
prosthetic socket. The measurement values are evaluated against
biomechanical models based on the residual limb tissue properties of
individual patients. The result of that comparison may then indicate
that the socket fit is non-optimal and that fabricating a better fitting
socket may be necessary. When necessary, new tailored prosthetic
sockets will then be designed with CAD/CAM tools and additive
manufacturing based on guidance from the SocketSense system. With
SocketSense, the prosthetists will be able to achieve an optimised
socket within the same day when the patient needs a renewal, and the
technique will apply to all lower limb amputees (above knee and below
Funded by EU within Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, H2020-ICT-2018-2020 (H2020-ICT-2018-2), the project budget is 3.9 million EUR and the duration is three years. The project partners represent research, healthcare, prosthetics OEM, technology and tool vendors.
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All the best
Project Coordinator & Associate Professor, KTH