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Establishing the Feasibility of a Sensor-Based Sock Management System1

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Mariam El-Khatib

Department of Biomedical Engineering,
University of Minnesota,
Twin Cities, MN 55455;
VA Health Care System,
Minneapolis, MN 55417

John Ferguson, Andrew Hansen

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
University of Minnesota,
Twin Cities, MN 55455;
VA Health Care System,
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Sara Koehler-McNicholas, Karl Koester

VA Health Care System,
Minneapolis, MN 55417

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033740Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 17, 2016; published online August 1, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(3), 030906 (Aug 01, 2016) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1084; doi: 10.1115/1.4033740 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 17, 2016

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Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 1

Residual limb model (left) and sensor locations chosen, marked on the socket (middle and right)

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 2

Force across different sensor locations under various sock conditions with calculated standard error bars



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