MIT student devises new technology for socket design

04/22/2013 | WDTN-TV (Dayton, Ohio)

Using scans of an amputee's residual limb and a multilayer 3D computer, MIT doctoral student David Sengeh has developed a new method of customizing prosthetic sockets for the best fit. "We are getting images, we are getting data that quantifies your body's impedance, stiffness, how stiff each point is, and we can use that with the surface information that we have, and modeling that we do, to create you a perfect shape and a multimaterial impedance prosthetic socket," he said. Sengeh, a survivor of civil war in Sierra Leone, hopes to expand the use of prostheses by making them more comfortable.

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