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Idea Details

Idea Name: Fitprosthetic
Slogan: One-step Close to Human Legs
Supervisor Designation: ASSISSTANT PROFESSOR
Supervisor School: CEME
Supervisor Department: MECHANICAL
Contact number: +923005281867
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    Design of an active indenter device called fitprosthetic is presented which measures limb tissue biomechanics and designs a comfortable socket interface to people with limb amputation.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    For people with limb amputations, a comfortable socket interface cannot be made reproducibly using the conventional artisan methodology. Our idea fitprosthetic aims to solve this problem with an integrated system which does it faster, cheaper and with minimal operator interference.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   We are targeting the niche of bioengineering with a focus on people with transtibial limb amputation. The same concept can be expanded to applications of comfortable footwear, backpacks, chairs and anything that attaches to the body to support some amount of force.
How will the solution works
    To access residual-limb tissue biomechanics, the fitprosthetics comprises of 1 position and force-controlled actuator along with an active rotation and gripping mechanism that circumferentially surround a biological residuum to form an actuator ring. Using this setup, limb tissue biomechanics are measured, which combines with a quantitative CAD/CAM methodology for rapid socket production.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    MIT professors have designed 3 similar devices; fitsocket, fitpen and quasi-passive socket. Our idea “Fitprosthetic” would prove to be a better alternative since it drastically improves the mechanical design to reduce the cost and complexity of usage.
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2021-01-10 (1854)