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AI Algorithms bring new design

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TWI Hellas (a fully owned subsidiary of TWI Ltd, UK), in the context of SocketSense project, develops state-of-the-art algorithms based on AI tools, performs model-driven data analysis and builds digital simulation models, in order to design a socket having improved fitness and greater comfort. TWI-Hellas, also has the role of the technical manager of SocketSense […]

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Driving environmental and societal change through innovation

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The Quantum physics world is an exciting one where seemingly impossible things happen all the time. One of the most perplexing aspects is the movement of electrons through seemingly impenetrable barriers. Harnessing these sub-atomic quantum conduction mechanisms in Quantum Materials in order to drive environmental and societal change through innovation is taking place in the […]

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South Tees – In the front seat

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, based in Middlesbrough in the north-east of England, is one of two clinical partners who are involved in the SocketSense project, alongside Servicio Andaluz de Salud (SAS) in Seville, Spain.  The Trust has been involved in many aspects of the project since the start in January 2019, but it […]

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SocketSense and Covid-19

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In December 2019 the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the city of Wuhan (China). A few months later, the virus had spread globally, causing a pandemic unprecedented in recent years [1]. It is well known that chronic patients (including amputees, the main users of our Socketsense project) are at greater risk of suffering […]

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Say Hi to the Transfemoral Socket Pressure Map

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The pressure sensors developed in the SocketSense project thus far are in the form of strips consisting of several sensing elements (sensels), an example is shown in Figure 1. Due to hardware limitations, the system can connect up to five sensor strips with eight sensels per strip. It is therefore important to identify which regions […]

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A new GUI is coming to life

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Together with project partners, Nuromedia has progressed to perform extensive evaluation of the needs of prosthetitians and other stakeholders and iterated the user interfaces (UIs) to best reflect their needs. The goal was to design a clear and quickly comprehensible design usable for all target groups. With the user feedback collected so far, the provisional […]

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New Quantum Materials boost Healthcare IOT solutions

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SocketSense project is utilising LAE printable electronics and the very latest developments in Quantum Materials (Quantum Technology Supersensors™) to create durable, flexible, lightweight and low-cost multi-functional sensors for monitoring both pressure and friction in prosthetic sockets. QTSS™ inks are printable onto and can transform a variety of substrates into smart sensing surfaces including TPU, PET […]

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Progress made in international Sensor research

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New sensor systems to characterize effects the use of prosthetic sockets have on patient comfort and well-being are developed in the EU-funded project SocketSense led by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. The sensor system consists of sensor elements, in the form of strips, integrated to the inner wall of the prosthetic socket […]

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Live Studies in the making

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Preparations for a study to investigate the influence of socket comfort on stump-socket pressure distribution and gait parameters are under way at Teesside University (UK) in collaboration with South Tees Hospital (UK). Above-knee amputees will be invited to visit the university for a series of gait experiments which will take place in the university’s 130 […]

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KTH Student Project Launched

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KTH has initiated a Student Project, with Master Students from the Mechatronics Division, named “Socket Sense HK” to construct a test appliance which will serve as advantageous artificial legs for the above-knee handicapped, with the expectation of the result of the project to be released by the end of the year 2020. The proposed appliance […]