This research was directed toward the development of quantitative standards for the quality of computermanufactured prosthetic sockets for people with transtibial limb loss. We compared errors in the shapes of computer-manufactured sockets with clinical evaluations of socket fit. Results showed that three computed metrics (mean radial error, interquartile range, and surface normal angle error) matched well with practitioner evaluations of socket fit. These metrics may be useful in the future as standards are developed for the prosthetic socket fabrication industry.
Volume 49 Number 4, 2012
Pages 567 — 582
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