Clinical and Laboratory Study of Amputation Surgery and RehabilitationBy Boone, C.P., David A.; Reiber, M.P.H., Ph.D., Gayle E.; Smith, M.D., Douglas G.; University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Rehabilitation R & D Progress Reports, 1995, Vol. 33
(Pages: 15 - 16) Publication Date: June, 1996
The authors describe their efforts to advance research and development on prevention of limb loss, wound healing, amputation surgery, rehabilitation, prosthetic devices, and functional outcomes measurement. They are involved in fundamental prosthetics research, clinically implementing new technologies, and providing education through the following specific projects: 1) Automated Fabrication of Mobility Aids (AFMA) system for fabricating and aligning prosthetic sockets and cosmesis; 2) revising current post-operative protocols; 3) conducting basic research in prosthetic kinematics; 4) creating a computer interactive gait training tool; 5) developing an automated custom insole fabrication process and designing and testing prototype shoes for patients with diabetes and neuropathy; 6) designing functional outcomes evaluation tools; and 7) developing a gait activity monitor for clinical use.
Published by: VA Rehabilitation Research & Development Service (Website:http://www.rehab.research.va.gov)
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