Patient self-assessment of 3D printed upper-extremity prosthetics
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With 40 million amputees living in poor countries with limited access to health care, there is a significant need for novel prosthetic solutions. This paper presents our preliminary results to develop sustainable prostheses for five upper-extremity amputee patients in Colombia, South America. We utilized a patient-centric methodology, engaging patients at every stage in an effort to increase their satisfaction with their prosthetic and to assess clinical usefulness. We identified patient-specific criteria and compared existing open source hardware systems using the Design Thinking methodology. Finally, we present these data to further the development of myoelectric prosthetics as part of cyber-physical systems.
Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing, SMARTCOMP 2019
Gyllinsky, Joshua V., James Gannon, Corvah Akoiwala, Cristian R. Witcher, Laura Parra, James Baez, Travis Frink, Brendan Driscoll, Jairo Orduz, Zaid C. Aguanche, Isaac Beleno, Gustavo Perez, Carlos Roa, Omar Gutierrez, Efren H. Garcia, Silke Scholz, and Kunal Mankodiya. "Patient self-assessment of 3D printed upper-extremity prosthetics." Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing, SMARTCOMP 2019 , (2019): 205-207. doi:10.1109/SMARTCOMP.2019.00054.