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Lower Limb Prosthetics

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Human Lower Limb Prosthetics

Tech Area / Field

  • MED-DID/Diagnostics & Devices/Medicine
  • MAN-MCH/Machinery and Tools/Manufacturing Technology

Status
8 Project completed

Registration date
21.12.1998

Completion date
09.12.2004

Senior Project Manager
Frenkel B M

Leading Institute
Spektr-Conversion, Russia, Chelyabinsk reg., Snezhinsk

Supporting institutes

  • Chelyabinsk Federal State Unitary Prosthetic-Orthopedic Fasility, Russia, Chelyabinsk reg., Chelyabinsk

Collaborators

  • University of Salford, UK, Salford\nSandia National Laboratories, USA, NM, Albuquerque\nUS Department of Health & Human Services / National Institute of Health, USA, MD, Bethesda\nSeattle Limb Systems, USA, WA, Poulsbo

Project summary

Research in the area of biomechanics and mechanic of lower limb prosthesis. Search for and investigations of new technical solutions enabling creation of the lower limb prosthesis, which meets the following basic requirements:
- maximum functional likeliness of the biological human limb,
- reliability and safety excluding traumatism,
- convenience and comfort in use.

Application of available RFNC-VNIITF technologies for nonmilitary social purposes.

To involve about 30 staff members of RFNC-VNHTF (more than 70% of the total number of Project participants) in the activity not related to the development and improvement on nuclear weapons.

The proposed investigations will allow creation of the up-to-date prosthesis for a more full rehabilitation of low-limb amputees.

Potential role of the foreign collaborators

Organizing support (connections, finding of information sources), project lobbing.


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