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Whitepaper on Advanced Sensors

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QUANTUM MATERIALS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TOREVOLUTIONISE PROSTHETICS – QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY SUPERSENSORS Electronic devices are becoming increasingly pervasive in our everyday lives in an ever-increasingly connected world. Utilizing these new ‘smarter’ and multi-functional enviro-friendly Quantum Materials that harness control of quantum conduction mechanisms will enable significant generational advances for simplified and more economically viable sensingsolutions. Control […]

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A Poster up on the wall

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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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Presentation on ‘Myoelectric prostheses’

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Speaker: Helen Lindner Date and time: December 9, 15:00-16:30 Helen Lindner is a senior lecturer in occupational therapy at Örebro University in Sweden. She has over 14 years of clinical experience working with people who have physical and cognitive impairments. Her PhD project (2013) was to develop a clinical assessment test for upper limb myoelectric […]

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SOCKETSENSE is coming to OTWorld!

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SocketSense will be presenting an ePoster at the upcoming international trade show, OTWorld (https://www.ot-world.com/). This year the world congress will be held exclusively online due to the current situation regarding the pandemic.  Prior to designing the sensors for application in prosthetic sockets, an understanding of the expected pressures and their distributions within the socket was […]

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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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Newsletter #3

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The SocketSense project is halfway through! Dear Colleague, Partner or Supporter Welcome to the third SocketSense newsletter.We are now in the second phase of the project. The work has been focused on the finalization of component design and the technology integration. However, due to various restrictions caused by current COVID-19 pandemics and the worldwide lockdown, […]

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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 […]