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dc.contributor.authorGhoseiri, Kamiar
dc.contributor.authorGhoseiri, K
dc.contributor.authorZheng, Y.P
dc.contributor.authorHing, L.T
dc.contributor.authorSafari, Reza
dc.contributor.authorLeung, A.K.L
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-20T14:34:25Z
dc.date.available2019-03-20T14:34:25Z
dc.date.issued2015-06-11
dc.identifier.citationGhoseiri, K., Zheng, Y.P., Hing, L.L.T., Safari, M.R. and Leung, A.K., (2016). 'The prototype of a thermoregulatory system for measurement and control of temperature inside prosthetic socket'. Prosthetics and orthotics international, 40(6), pp.751-755. DOI: 10.1177/0309364615588343.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0309-3646
dc.identifier.issn1746-1553
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0309364615588343
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623631
dc.description.abstractThermal related problems with prostheses are common complaints of amputee people. This article aims to introduce a thermoregulatory technique as a potential solution for those problems in prostheses wearers. A smart thermoregulatory system was designed, manufactured, and installed on a phantom model of a prosthetic socket. It captured temperature data from 16 sensors positioned at the interface between the phantom model and a silicone liner and used their average for comparison with a defined set temperature to select required heating or cooling functions for thermal equilibrium. A thin layer of Aluminum was used to transfer temperature between thermal pump and different sites around the phantom model. The feasibility of this thermoregulatory technique was confirmed by its ability to provide thermal equilibrium. Further investigations to improve the design of thermoregulatory system are necessary including temperature transfer element and power consumption based on thermal capacity and thermal inertia of the residual limb. The smart thermoregulatory system by providing thermal equilibrium between two sides of a prosthetic silicone liner can control residual limb skin temperature and sweating. Consequently, it can improve quality of life in amputee people.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSAGEen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0309364615588343en_US
dc.subjectamputeeen_US
dc.subjectArtificial limbsen_US
dc.subjectSkin temperatureen_US
dc.subjectSweatingen_US
dc.subjectThermoregulationen_US
dc.titleThe prototype of a thermoregulatory system for measurement and control of temperature inside prosthetic socketen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHong Kong Polytechnic University
dc.identifier.journalProsthetic and Orthotics Internationalen_US
dc.source.journaltitleProsthetics and Orthotics International
dc.source.volume40
dc.source.issue6
dc.source.beginpage751
dc.source.endpage755
dcterms.dateAccepted2015-04-19
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-20T14:34:26Z


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