In this project, we propose a universal internet of things (IoT) device that connects between the residual limb of an amputee patient and the prosthesis to measure the patient’s comfort levels. This device's novelty lies in its ability to physically connect to most of the currently available prosthetic devices to provide the user with insightful and relevant data such as the pressure points, the wear time per day, or feedback on movement efficiency.
Amputations of the upper limb are devastating injuries which can significantly affect the capability of performingdaily living, working and social activities. The current challenges of prosthetic solutions exist due to the lack ofmodular design, comfort, immediate response to user intention, interfaces and tactile feedback. The long-termobjective of Awenza Health is aiming at building the next generation of prosthetics to improve the lives of hundredsof thousands of amputees who suffer from discomfort and desensitization from their existing prosthetics.
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