Gait analysis of the prosthesis prototype made from the natural fiber reinforced composite

Agustinus P. Irawan, Tresna Priyana Soemardi,, Widjajalaksmi Kusumaningsih, Agus H.S. Reksoprodjo

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Abstract

In patients who use the prosthesis, gait analysis is an activity to observe the pattern of walking use the prosthesis for the patient. This activity aims to obtain information relating to balance, comfort, ease of use and the possibility of disorder experienced by the patient during walking using a prosthesis. This study aims to perform gait analysis of lower limb prosthesis, which was developed from ramie fiber composite materials (RE), especially in the socket component. The methods used in gait analysis is the patient walk on a path that has been determined for 6 minutes for each prosthesis produced. Gait analysis data include steps total, cadence (steps/min), step time (s), right step length (cm), left step length (cm), the step width (cm), stride length (cm), stride total, walking length total (m), walking length total per minute (m), walking speed (m/s). Based on the analysis of test results that have been done, it can be concluded that the prosthesis produced from RE has a good comfort level. Prototype with a socket prosthesis produced of RE is lighter, stronger and more elastic compared with socket produced of FGP and ramie RP. This condition greatly affects the comfort level felt by the respondents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - APCHI-ERGOFUTURE 2010
Pages37-43
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
EventJoint International Conference on Asia Pasific Computer Human Interaction and Ergofuture 2010, APCHI-ERGOFUTURE 2010 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 2 Aug 20106 Aug 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - APCHI-ERGOFUTURE 2010

Conference

ConferenceJoint International Conference on Asia Pasific Computer Human Interaction and Ergofuture 2010, APCHI-ERGOFUTURE 2010
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityBali
Period2/08/106/08/10

Keywords

  • Comfort
  • Gait analysis
  • Prosthesis
  • Ramie epoxy composite
  • Socket

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