Mercer on Mission Vietnam is an annual service learning course which students spend time fitting prosthetic limbs on amputees. The prosthetic utilized in these trips includes a universal socket designed at Mercer University. The design is a low cost prosthesis that accommodates as many impoverished amputees as possible. During the summer of 2013, 18 students and 3 professors fitted 272 amputees. Fifty-three sets of Tekscan F-Scan Plantar Pressure data were collected. Students analyzed the plantar pressure data and tested for statistical trends between age, weight, height, amputation date, and gender to seek trends that could lead to improvements for the next trip. None of the five factors tested correlated with the quality of prosthetic fit. It was determined that a more systematic method of F-Scan data collection was needed in order to increase consistency and sample size for more in depth trend analysis.
Weitere Kapitel dieses Buchs durch Wischen aufrufen
Bitte loggen Sie sich ein, um Zugang zu diesem Inhalt zu erhalten
Sie möchten Zugang zu diesem Inhalt erhalten? Dann informieren Sie sich jetzt über unsere Produkte:
- F-Scan Analysis of Prosthetic Fittings through Mercer on Mission Vietnam
Ha Van Vo