Prosthetic lower limbs are prescribed to enhance an individual’s mobility. It is difficult to assess how much physical activity an individual performs when wearing a prosthesis. In this study, we detail a new method of monitoring amputees’ wearing times and activity when wearing a prosthesis. Accurate step count and characterization of on/off times are demonstrated. This information could be used to assess the suitability of a prosthesis for a person and help determine the prosthesis configuration most likely to be used and, therefore, most likely to benefit the person’s cardiovascular health.
Volume 49 Number 3, 2012
Pages 427 — 438
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