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Research and development at novel GmbH, Germany for prosthetics and paraplegics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22918918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pressure distribution measurement offers an objective and quantifiable method of determining the loads applied to the human body during static and dynamic situations such as walking and the more demanding tasks associated with sporting activities. While there are various systems available on the market, the technology and developments offered by novel ( a company based in Munich, Germany are regarded as innovative. The intent of this article is to outline the development of novel's pressure measurement technology and explore how the pliance(®) system can assist in determining an optimal fit of a prosthesis in an athlete. The discussion also focuses on the introduction of a new Elastisens(®) technology of the novel sensor pads to enable analysis of very contoured surfaces. Key pressure parameters for determining optimal performance are also explored; however, clinicians and researchers are guided to acknowledging the need to direct and perform their analysis within context - in other words, the analysis must be hypothesis driven. Clinical relevance Pressure measurement analysis can play an important role in clinical assessment and various treatment modalities. As technology increases, so does the ability of pressure systems. Clinicians should be cognisant of evolving technology such as Elastisens(®), which can aid in prosthetic and wheelchair assessment.
Sarah A Curran; Axel Kalpen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prosthetics and orthotics international     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1746-1553     ISO Abbreviation:  Prosthet Orthot Int     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7707720     Medline TA:  Prosthet Orthot Int     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  376-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
1Wales Centre for Podiatric Studies, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UK.
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