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Assessment technique for computer-aided
manufactured sockets

Joan E. Sanders, PhD; Michael R. Severance, MSE


Figure 4. Example histograms. (a) Distribution of radial error is narrow, thus, little distortion exists. (b) Distribution of error is broad, indicating substantial distortion. IQR = interquartile range.

This article describes an assessment technique for treatment clinics or fabrication facilities to test the quality of their computer-fabricated prosthetic sockets. The evaluation technique may prove to be a useful tool for the prosthetics community and industry to identify problems and limitations in computer-aided manufactured sockets and provide insight into appropriate refinements. The assessment technique is described, and an example test case is presented.

Volume 48 Number 7, 2011
   Pages 763 — 774


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Sanders JE, Severance MR. Assessment technique for computer-aided manufactured sockets. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(7):763-74.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2010.11.0213
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