Donn and Doff o f the Prosthesis - YouTube

Little is known about the effects of different prosthetic components and systems on patient satisfaction with prostheses. Effortless donning and doffing does appear to have a positive effect on satisfaction with a prosthesis [6]. The participants of this study were mainly dissatisfied with the Seal-In X5 in terms of donning and doffing and many of them specified that donning and doffing was significantly easier with the Dermo liner than with the Seal-In X5 liner. As such, the subjects stated a preference for this suspension system over the Seal-In X5 liner for long-term use.

Does friction make putting on and taking off (donning and doffing) the prosthesis difficult?

AB - Introduction Characterizing a prosthesis user's activity in the field may provide information relevant to his or her clinical care. The purpose of this research was to incorporate doffing and donning information into activity characterization. Materials and Methods Commercial accelerometers were positioned on the thigh and lower leg, and proximity sensors on the medial and lateral brim of the socket. A novel data-processing algorithm converted collected data into a time-stamped list of postures and activities: doffed, walking (included all types of movement), standing, and sitting. Results Controlled testing on 11 people with transtibial amputation demonstrated that activity durations and transitions between activities well matched hand notes recorded by the researcher accompanying the participant during the test. Testing on 23 participants with transtibial amputation in unrestricted field testing demonstrated that detected activities well matched participants' descriptions of activities upon return to the laboratory. At least 95% of doffs were correctly detected. Conclusions The developed technology is relevant towards the design of control systems to automatically adjust the prosthesis according to the user's activity and posture.


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Prosthesis donning and doffing questionnaire: Development and validation

Introduction Characterizing a prosthesis user's activity in the field may provide information relevant to his or her clinical care. The purpose of this research was to incorporate doffing and donning information into activity characterization. Materials and Methods Commercial accelerometers were positioned on the thigh and lower leg, and proximity sensors on the medial and lateral brim of the socket. A novel data-processing algorithm converted collected data into a time-stamped list of postures and activities: doffed, walking (included all types of movement), standing, and sitting. Results Controlled testing on 11 people with transtibial amputation demonstrated that activity durations and transitions between activities well matched hand notes recorded by the researcher accompanying the participant during the test. Testing on 23 participants with transtibial amputation in unrestricted field testing demonstrated that detected activities well matched participants' descriptions of activities upon return to the laboratory. At least 95% of doffs were correctly detected. Conclusions The developed technology is relevant towards the design of control systems to automatically adjust the prosthesis according to the user's activity and posture.